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In Fall 2007 Duquesne University began the implementation of its new general education curriculum for all undergraduate students. This is an overview of the curriculum’s structure.

Discipline-Specific Courses:-21 credit hours

6 credits in English Composition

  • Thinking and Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Imaginative Literature and Critical Writing

3 credits in Mathematics (one of the following)

  • Problem Solving with Creative Mathematics
  • Another course approved for a specific program

3 credits in Natural Science (one of the following - examples:)

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Earth Science
  • Astronomy
  • Energy and the Environment
  • The Big Bang and Beyond
  • Science: Special Topics

3 credits in Philosophy

  • Basic Philosophical Questions

3 credits in Theology (one of the following)

  • Biblical and Historical Perspectives
  • Theological Views of the Person
  • Theology: Global and Cultural Perspectives

3 credits in Ethics (one of the following)

  • Philosophical Ethics
  • Theological Ethics
  • Another course approved for a specific program
Theme Area Courses: 12 credit-hours

3 credits in Creative Arts

3 credits in Faith and Reason

3 credits in Global Diversity

3 credits in Social Justice

Additional Requirements

Service-Learning: 0 credit hours

One course (designated as SL);
Emphasis: Community service incorporated into a course.

Information Literacy: 1 credit course

(If not embedded in a course);
Emphasis: Finding, evaluating, and using information.

Writing-Intensive: 0 credit hours

Embedded in four courses (designated as W);
Emphasis: Development of writing abilities.