Open Core Curriculum

Education is a conversation, and the best conversations begin with real questions. The Open Core Curriculum is built around four questions that everyone confronts:

  • What should matter to me?
  • How should we live together?
  • How can we understand the world?
  • What will I do?

One of the great rewards of a liberal arts education is the chance to engage these questions fully, seriously, intentionally, as part of an intellectual community. Together with professionals and scholars in all fields of knowledge, students explore these four questions from many different points of view, considering multiple answers and their meanings. Through grappling with these four questions, students prepare themselves to live thoughtfully and deliberately as human beings and as citizens.

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