Walsh University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013
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Walsh, as a Catholic, Liberal Arts University, believes that liberally educated individuals observe and evaluate their world critically. They act as leaders in service to others pursuing meaning and truth, making informed judgments, and responding to global and technical change, all the while accepting responsibility for the ethical consequences of their actions.
Given this approach, the General Education Curriculum exemplifies the theme: "Finding Meaning and Purpose in the 21st Century." To this end, students will investigate topics from multiple directions, outlooks, and approaches following the traditions of Catholic education as practiced by the Brothers of Christian Instruction.
The General Education Curriculum will be linked to the learning outcomes approved by the Faculty Assembly and University President. Courses within this core curriculum can also be taken as electives or used to meet major/minor requirements.
GE 100: All first-year traditional students are required to take GE 100 (First Year Institute), a one-hour credit course during the fall semester. A student who does not pass this course must re-take it the following spring semester (one section will be available in the spring).
Walsh University expects students to demonstrate basic baccalaureate skills in English, Mathematics, and Foreign Language. To this end, students will be tested for placement in each of these three areas. Those who are proficient will not be required to take courses in these areas unless required by their declared major.
Proficiency levels are as follows:
Students in pursuit of a liberal education and well-rounded knowledge are strongly encouraged to take courses beyond the basic graduation proficiency level.
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