For each core requirement, a brief (roughly 1-2 pages) rationale has been formulated to state the contribution that the required course will make to a student’s education. The rationale puts forth the knowledge, skills, experiences, etc. that students should acquire through the course or courses that will satisfy this requirement. A course that fulfills a core requirement will be directed to imparting to students the knowledge, skills, experiences, etc. specified in the rationale for that requirement.

All 10 Core Curriculum rationales are accessible through the links to the left; detailed information about the process for crafting these statements can be found in section II on the Policy page.