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Manhattanville is a community of learners -- our students and faculty alike. We exist for our students, seeking to help them develop themselves personally through their own intellectual growth. We do this through the close mentoring relationships between students and their faculty advisors, through the structure and fulfillment of our Manhattanville Portfolio system, through our focused academic programs (our majors, minors, and other programs), and through our curriculum for General Education.
In fashioning our General Education requirements, the faculty seeks to ensure that our students develop some core abilities, ones characteristic of students completing a liberal arts and sciences education and preparing for life in the 21st century. For students who have matriculated at the College since (or in) the Fall 2009 semester, the following General Education requirements exist.
The following competencies must be fulfilled by taking courses from approved lists:
• Critical Analysis & Reasoning – 6 credits
• Written Communication – 6 credits
• Quantitative Reasoning – 6 credits
• Scientific Reasoning – 6 credits
• Second Language – through the introductory level
• Oral Communication – 3 credits
• Technological – 3 credits
• Information Literacy – 1 credit
To ensure breadth of education, students are required to meet the following distribution requirements:
• Fine Arts – 6 credits
• Scientific – 3 credits
• Mathematics – 3 credits
• Humanities – 6 credits
• Social Science – 6 credits
Note: Courses taken to fulfill our distribution requirements must also fulfill our competency requirements. This is intended to make the fulfillment of our General Education requirements as efficient as possible, allowing students freedom in their schedules to take other courses of their choice.
Finally, our Portfolio requires students to complete a Global Awareness requirement. To do so, they must take two courses (6 credits) that expose them to a culture other than the one of their own primary development. We believe that the breadth of our curricular offerings provides an important opportunity for our students to prepare for lives in an increasingly diverse, global community.
General Education Course Information & Resources:
(for students entering the College in Fall 2009 or later)
(for students entering the College before Fall 2009)
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