About General Education
Lehman College provides undergraduates not only with a major specialization, but also with training in a range of basic skills and general subjects on beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. In this way a bachelor's degree represents both training in a special field and the skills and knowledge to meet life's varied challenges responsibly, intelligently, and creatively.
General Education and the Baccalaureate Degree
General Education includes subjects comprising the shared intellectual heritage of our diverse culture. It teaches critical thinking and encourages accurate and effective communication. General Education supports the integration, synthesis, and application of knowledge, and includes proficiency in information literacy.
Undergraduate education offers not only specialized knowledge and professional skills, but also the multiple views and general intellectual abilities developed by the study of liberal arts and sciences, which provide a foundation for independent, responsible living.
This site provides
- explanations of the curriculum requirements,
- descriptions of the courses,
- explanations of the goals and learning objectives that they offer, and
- the ways in which Lehman College seeks to assure a high quality and rigorous liberal arts education through its General Education Program.
Last modified: Oct 13, 2011