The Open Question Core summary of curricular requirements.
Question 1: What should matter to me?
□ CIE 1
□ CIE 2
Question 2: How should we live together?
Three courses. One course satisfying each of the following learning goals. No more than two can be taken within a student’s major department.
□ Engage diversity and inequality (DN)
□ Examine global interconnections (GN)
□ Consider obligations (O)
Question 3: How can we understand the world?
□ Linked Inquiry (LINQ) (see the Linked Inquiry explanation)
One course satisfying each of the Ways of Asking requirements, except for the A requirement which can be fulfilled by one three- or four- credit course, or a total of four credits over multiple semesters. Although typically courses only will have one of these designations, a single course under question 3 can fulfill multiple question 3 or a combination of question 2 and 3 requirements.
□ Artistic/performative (A)
□ Deductive reasoning (R)
□ Humanistic inquiry (H)
□ Quantitative reasoning (Q)
□ Scientific inquiry/experimentation (S)
□ Social scientific inquiry (SS)
And two courses, both in the same language, satisfying the requirement:
□ Understanding the world through foreign language 1 (L)
□ Understanding the world through foreign language 2 (L)
Question 4: What will I do?
Satisfied by completing one of the following:
- Team-taught course
- Paired courses (learning community)
Experiential Learning requirement:
Students explore the question: What will I do? in the Experiential Learning Project (XLP) by completing an immersive experience in one of the following categories:
- an independent research program or a creative program (including but not limited to honors or Summer Fellows);
- an internship;
- an approved study abroad program;
- student teaching;
- civic engagement;
- for pre-engineering students, successful completion of the first of two years at the engineering school.
A required component of the XLP is structured, intentional reflection on the students’ personal, professional, and academic objectives prior to the experience. A second required component is post-XLP reflection on meeting these objectives and unanticipated experiences. More details (link).
Satisfied by completing:
- Any course designated CCAP