The General Education program at Chapman prepares student to think critically and solve problems in a complex and dynamic world. The General Education inquiry areas are each designed to produce a learning outcome or ability consistent with our mission and strategic indicatives, making the Chapman experience truly unique. Through the General Education experience, the Chapman student can explore:
Freshman Foundations Course: Critically analyzes and communicates complex issues and ideas
AI/Artistic Inquiry: Composes critical or creative works that embody or analyze conceptually an artistic form at a baccalaureate / pre-professional level.
QI/Quantitative Inquiry: Students use quantitative methods to help analyze problems in particular academic or social contexts; develop in-depth arguments supported by quantitative evidence; and communicate those arguments in both verbal form and quantitative displays (e.g., tables, graphs, mathematical equations, or other relevant format).
NI/Natural Science Inquiry: Uses scientific principles and reasoning as a way of knowing the natural world, distinguishing science from non-science.
SI/Social Inquiry: Employs theories of how people frame and analyze social and/or historical phenomena.
VI/Values/Ethics Inquiry: Articulates how values and ethics inform human understanding, structures, and behavior
WI/Written Inquiry: Composes texts that show attention to the rhetorical elements of author, audience, and purpose.
GC/Global Study: Connects contemporary social and/or environmental topics to their origins and analyzes their effects on our increasingly globalized world
LC/Language Study: Completes a third course in a language other than English
CC/Citizenship, Community, Service: Engages in the theoretical and/or applied aspects of political, civic or social engagement in group affiliations
Inter/Multi-disciplinary Cluster: Integrates an additional specialized knowledge with the major field or adds a secondary area of study in order to enrich personal or professional goals.