The Undergraduate General Education Curriculum
Lehman College offers all its students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of themselves and their world by engaging in a thorough study of the liberal arts and sciences. To that end, the College has several curricula that satisfy the liberal arts and sciences requirement. One of these is the Undergraduate General Education Curriculum. This structured program of courses is designed to provide training in a range of essential skills as well as a broad understanding of the achievements and methods of the liberal arts and sciences, all of which allow informed inquiry into subjects of both public and personal concern.
This curriculum requires a series of courses in writing, mathematics, foreign language, and natural science. Students must also complete at least one course from a list of courses in seven areas: Individuals and Society; Socio-Political Structures; Literature; The Arts; Comparative Culture; Historical Studies; Knowledge, Self, and Values. In addition, students must complete two upper-division interdisciplinary courses: one in Topics in the Humanities and the Sciences and one in the American Experience. To develop writing skills, students must complete four courses designated as writing-intensive. Major and minor fields of study are also required.
More detailed information on the requirements of this curriculum can be found in this section of the Bulletin, under the headings "Lower Division General Education Requirements" and "Upper Division General Education Requirements."
Last modified: 5/13/2013