Core Values of The Program

Here are Liberal Studies Department's five core values that underly the degree experience:

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  • Liberal and Integrative Thinking – developing a free-thinking, open-minded perspective for personal growth that integrates or combines knowledge from various sources to form sound decisions and positions as citizens and professionals
  • Creative Thinking – using the outcomes of an interdisciplinary or multiple perspective approach to understand and/or solve problems and issues
  • Applied Knowledge – applying academic knowledge through activities and experiences in the real world or simulated situations
  • Civic Engagement & Social Justice – developing a critical understanding of community and social issues to affect civic decisions and actions that are fair and ethical
  • Community and Social Diversity –developing a deep knowing of the human condition for forging community in a socially diverse society

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