Tag Archives: liberal arts and sciences

What Is a Core Curriculum?

Over the last half century, general education at colleges and universities in the United States has become an à la carte buffet where students choose courses from nearly endless options. In the worst cases, students are not even required to take courses in history, literature, mathematics, or science. The result is often a fractured education that fails to provide students with a coherent view of its purposes.

In response to this open curriculum, the idea of a core curriculum has experienced a resurgence. Continue reading What Is a Core Curriculum?

Business Preparation and the Core Curriculum

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The best global managers are well-rounded, well-traveled, and well-read.

Students new to campus sometimes question the relevance of Concordia University Irvine’s Core liberal arts and sciences courses to their career preparation. Business faculty smile at this. We all note the connection between an informed and liberal world view and management success.

The best managers have the skills that the Core seeks to imbue. Continue reading Business Preparation and the Core Curriculum