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BGS301 Intro. to General Studies

Lead Faculty: Dr Carl Boggs

Course Description

Focus on the integration of knowledge across various disciplines, essential to a critical and interdisciplinary approach. Emphasis on the interconnectedness of different fields of knowledge central to broad, critical, and holistic view of education.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the theory and practice of General Studies from a critical and interdisciplinary perspective.
  • Discuss some of the most important thinkers in selected disciplines.
  • Acquire the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes to function effectively as citizens and within a work or professional environment.
  • Identify major trends, traditions, themes, and issues that predominate within the contemporary world.
  • Interpret knowledge content from various disciplines.
  • Understand basic elements of creative and critical thinking.
  • Use information technology as a means of reliable and valid data collection in developing personal opinions.
  • Make informed decisions regarding future course offerings within the General Studies major.