General Education and the LAS Curriculum
The Liberal Core Curriculum (LCC) at New England College is the nucleus of our liberal arts general education program; which, in combination with their major, earns undergraduates a bachelor’s degree. These seminars provide a shared educational experience that fosters an enduring collective identity while giving all undergraduates the opportunity to explore topics of interest outside their majors. Rooted in the liberal arts and sciences, the core curriculum is based on the principle that college graduates, to succeed in life (to be prepared for its challenges and thrive), need exposure to the diversity and breadth of human knowledge and inquiry beyond their area of specialization. Successful completion of the LCC program contributes to our students becoming well-rounded, well-educated, and well-informed in the various disciplines that comprise the liberal arts. Significantly, throughout the core program students will have multiple opportunities to reflect on some of the most critical and ethical issues of our time. To this end, the overarching theme of the LCC program—“On Being Human”—represents the commitment of the liberal arts to question and affirm what it means to be human and to partake in the human condition in responsible, ethical ways.
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