term “inquiry areas” refers to the different disciplinary ways of thinking in
the arts, social sciences, natural sciences, quantitative studies, humanities,
and writing. These inquiry courses engage students in both active learning and
reflective thought, emphasizing critical inquiry in major liberal arts areas.
Valuable ways of planning how you’ll complete this part of the GE program include
- Taking introductory classes in a few areas to explore possible major interest
- Selecting a course or courses that connect to your major in an interdisciplinary way
- Pursuing a subject that you enjoy or want to learn more about
Students complete 18-19 units of Shared Inquiry courses. All students take a course that has a primary focus in each of the following areas
- Artistic Inquiry (3 units)
- Quantitative Inquiry (3 units)
- Natural Science Inquiry (3-4 units)
- Social Inquiry (3 units)
- Values and Ethical Inquiry (3 units)
- Written Inquiry (3 units)
Review the course offerings in the Inquiry Areas. You’ll see that in most cases you can take a course at the 100, 200, 300, or 400 level. This flexibility enables you to take a course in a given area of inquiry at the point and level that make best academic sense for you.