General Education at Lesley University goes beyond offering breadth and depth in the liberal arts. The learning goals are infused into study in the major, in co-curricular settings, in the community, and through self-reflection.
General education will help you develop the knowledge, skills, and character necessary to live a thoughtful, ethical, and successful life, both professionally and personally, and to foster a love of life-long learning.While general education is a requirement at the Lesley University College of Art and Design, it is delivered with options for flexibility and choice. We consider past learning and experience when helping you shape your general education curriculum choices to best meet your individual needs.
Courses to meet the liberal arts requirements of general education are available throughout the offerings of Lesley University.
The distribution of general education courses give you broad exposure to
the liberal arts and will allow you to select from offerings available
across the university. Some of the courses that meet the general
education distribution requirements may also meet the requirements in a
major you select. This allows for integration as well as breadth and
depth of knowledge as you progress through the college experience.
Students must fulfill the following general education requirements:English Composition: 3 creditsWriting & the Literary Arts: 3 creditsMath: 3 creditsScience: 3 creditsSocial Science: 3 creditsHistory: 3-6 creditsLiberal Arts Electives: 9-12 credits
Fundamental Base of KnowledgeStudents will develop a fundamental base of knowledge necessary for all future academic study and professional preparation.Critical ReasoningStudents will develop the ability to solve unfamiliar problems and generate new meaning.Social ResponsibilityStudents will develop an understanding of the individual’s role in the larger community and the natural world, and an awareness of the importance of involvement in the same.Multiple PerspectivesStudents will develop an awareness of multiple viewpoints by exploring the relationship among values, attitudes, cultures, and behaviors.Life-Long LearningStudents will acquire the interest and ability to further their learning.
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