The Core Curriculum

The Core Curriculum: Cultivating Intellectual Leadership

We designed the Core curriculum to prepare you to be an intellectual leader.

To promote your ability to express, defend and expand your ideas, Core classes are discussion-oriented, problem-based and experiential. Faculty and students partner to explore questions from multiple perspectives in order to understand how different disciplines construct and convey knowledge. In each class, the questions asked are much more important than the answers, because in the 21st century there are few clear-cut "right" answers to the big issues.

Studies demonstrate that long-term success and leadership in your field hinge on your ability to think critically and to communicate effectively. Our interdisciplinary curriculum encourages the type of intellectual discipline and creative thinking that will give you a lifelong aptitude for learning and problem-solving in any context.

The Core in Four