Southwestern University

Georgetown, TX

Southwestern University says, "In structuring the academic curriculum, Southwestern University believes that all courses must contribute in a vital way to a liberal arts education.... Students who experience such a liberal arts education should become literate, informed and critical persons capable of making the world more humane and just." [Source, pg. 13]

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Composition because the "Writing in the Disciplines" requirement may be satisfied by writing-intensive courses offered in a range of disciplines that do not focus primarily on expository writing instruction.

  • 2. Literature

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for Literature because a survey course in literature is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Division of Humanities" requirement.

  • 3. Foreign Language

    YES
  • 4. U.S. Government or History

    NO

    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because a survey course in American government or history is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Division of Humanities" requirement.

  • 5. Economics

    NO
  • 6. Mathematics

    PARTIAL

    See Note

    One-half credit given for both Mathematics and Natural Science because both math and science are folded into the "Natural Sciences" requirement; thus, students may choose either one or the other.

  • 7. Science

    PARTIAL

    See Note

    One-half credit given for both Mathematics and Natural Science because both math and science are folded into the "Natural Sciences" requirement; thus, students may choose either one or the other.

  • General Education Assessment

    Southwestern University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit www.voluntarysystem.org.

Curriculum last evaluated: 06/27/2018

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