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is a Liberal Education?
education is an education that exposes students to a wide breath of courses,
perspectives, and educational experiences designed to equip them with the
essential skills and learning necessary to thrive and succeed throughout their
What Should you learn in College?
of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World (Courses in the sciences,
mathematics, social sciences, humanities, histories, languages, and arts Intellectual
and Practical Skills (Inquiry, critical and creative thinking, written and oral
communication, quantitative literacy, information literacy, teamwork and
and Social Responsibility
and Applied Learning (Synthesis and advanced accomplishments across general and
What are employers looking for?
communication, teamwork, professionalism, written communication, critical
thinking, writing in English, reading comprehension, leadership, IT, diversity,
math, science, government/economics
College vs. High School
to organize time, read extensively and analytically, write a lot, judge
sources, apply knowledge, question authorities and evaluate their claims
is a syllabus important and what does it tell you?
everything you need to know about the class, and it’s a contract between you
and the professor
highest standards of academic and personal integrity, respect and accept
individual differences, contribute to campus life
notes, master citing sources,
the function of The Tomás Rivera Center
assistance programs, and tutoring services
is Academic Inquiry?
application of a rigorous and systematic method to seek answers to questions of
facts, definitions, and values The rigorous and systematic method is what we
7 Ways of Knowing
Faith-Trust, Imagination-create something from nothing, Language-sounds put together
to understand meaning, Memory-recall information from past experiences,
Reason-logical facts to analyze and come to a conclusion, Sense Perception
• The Nature of Inquiry