Post Tagged with: "core curriculum"

EDITORIAL: Refine Diversity Requirement

A superficial and uninspired execution of the diversity requirement has failed to provide the majority of Georgetown University students with perspectives that reach beyond their own. The diversity requirement, implemented in 2016, was meant to prepare Georgetown students to engage with different traditions and become global citizens. Despite this lofty[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion
FRAME OF REFERENCE: Developing a Stronger Arts Curriculum

FRAME OF REFERENCE: Developing a Stronger Arts Curriculum

Prior to the 19th century, to study the arts was akin to acquiring a vocation. The novice trained with a master and, over years, evolved from apprentice to journeyman to master in his or her own right. This vocational practice, known as the atelier system, plunged beginners into the practice[Read More…]

by June 23, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
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The School of Foreign Service is considering altering its core corruciulm in mid-March, according to Associate Dean Daniel Byman.

SFS Plans Academic Restructuring

The School of Foreign Service Dean’s Office is actively considering restructuring the curriculum of the SFS with new course offerings and updated core requirements in the lead-up to its centennial celebration, with initial changes set to be announced in mid-March. Currently, students in the SFS must enroll in a proseminar[Read More…]

by February 23, 2016 7 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Middle States Assessment Presented

An evaluation team assessing the university for reaccreditation praised Georgetown’s innovations but cited room for improvement in the core curriculum Wednesday. The team, which is evaluating the university as part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education reaccreditation process, presented their findings in Copley Formal Lounge. The group was on campus interviewing students,[Read More…]

by April 4, 2012 0 comments News

Getting Schooled in Education

Georgetown has an extensive core curriculum, and being exposed to a broad range of topics serves students well. Students have the freedom to choose their majors, while general education requirements force them to explore the language, government or theology classes that they otherwise might not have considered. Often, these requirements[Read More…]

by February 9, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Editorial: Getting to the Core Are the goals of the undergraduate core curricula being fully realized?

What does it mean to hold a Georgetown degree? Every undergraduate receives a degree in a major or even two, which allow for concentration in a specified field. Still, major requirements fill, at most, only half of the average student’s credit hours over four years. Another portion of undergraduate courses[Read More…]

by December 3, 2010 0 comments Opinion

A Liberal Education

My former student sent me a recent column published in Newsweek by its editor, Jon Meacham, on “liberal education,” the basics of which the students are supposed to receive here at Georgetown. The trouble is that few know what those basics are. Meacham, is taken both by Sewanee College in[Read More…]

by January 22, 2010 0 comments Commentary, Opinion