The general education program is the part of the undergraduate curriculum that promotes
a common background for all baccalaureate candidates. The areas include: Communication
(9)—English Composition (6) & Oral Comm (3): Fine Arts and Humanities (9)—English
Literature (3), Introduction to Theatre (3), & Theatre History (3): History (6),
Science (14)—Social (6) and Natural (8), and Mathematics (3).
Basic Competencies in General Studies
1. The ability to think, speak, and write clearly and effectively. Students who earn
their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees must be able to communicate with precision, cogency,
2. An informed acquaintance with the mathematical and experimental methods of the
physical and biological sciences; with the main forms of analysis and the historical
and quantitative techniques needed for investigating the workings and development
of modern society.
3. An awareness of other cultures and other times.
4. Some understanding of and experience in thinking about moral and ethical problems.
5. The development of value judgments and the ability to perceive and expose fallacious
6. The capacity to explain and defend one's views effectively and rationally.
Some understanding of and experience in art forms other than theatre.