Core Curriculum Learning Goals
Our Core Curriculum builds directly on the Monmouth College Competencies. Transparent and recognizable alignments between the Core Curriculum Learning Goals (CCLGs) and the College Competencies (as seen below) illustrate how the Core Curriculum forwards Monmouth’s Mission of providing transformative educational experiences that are grounded by a liberal arts educational philosophy.
- Students will learn how to express their ideas in written and oral communication clearly and effectively.
- Students will understand how to extract and construct meaning from texts, numerical data, artistic expressions, and experiences.
- Students will explore multiple modes of inquiry and ways of knowing about and through the arts, humanities, languages and cultures, natural sciences, quantitative reasoning, and social sciences.
- Students will explore the histories and perspectives of multiple cultures and sociocultural groups and the societal forces that shape them.
- Students will understand how to engage with problems and issues in their relevant contexts and connect, extend, and communicate their knowledge while engaged in their communities.
Monmouth College Core Competencies
Through their curricular and co-curricular experiences, students at Monmouth College will learn to:
- Inquire & Analyze. Break complex problems into component parts; pursue knowledge by exploring relevant ideas, experiences, and data; analyze evidence; and come to informed conclusions. (aligns with CCLG 3)
- Synthesize & Create. Synthesize what they have learned; bring concepts together to generate new ideas; develop creative responses; and solve problems. (aligns with CCLG 23)
- Communicate & Interpret. Express their ideas in written and oral communication clearly and effectively; extract and construct meaning from texts, numerical data, artistic expressions, and experiences. (aligns with CCLG 1 & 2)
- Become Engaged Learners. Engage with problems and issues in their relevant contexts; examine the roles that intercultural sensitivity and diversity play as they come into relationship with others and communities; understand how societal forces and global systems affect and shape cultures; and reflect on and interpret their learning, including its moral and ethical implications. (aligns with CCLG 3 & 4)