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:
Freshman Foundations Course: Critically analyzes and communicates complex issues and ideas
Arts: Composes critical or creative works that embody or analyze conceptually an artistic form at a baccalaureate / pre-professional level.
Quantitative Analysis: Applies and analyzes quantitative methods and techniques
Natural Science: Uses scientific principles and reasoning as a way of knowing the natural world, distinguishing science from non-science.
Social: Employs theories of how people frame and analyze social and/or historical phenomena.
Values/Ethics: Articulates how values and ethics inform human understanding, structures, and behavior
Writing and Composition: Composes texts that show attention to the rhetorical elements of author, audience, and purpose.
Global Study: Connects contemporary social and/or environmental topics to their origins and analyzes their effects on our increasingly globalized world
Languages: Communicates effectively in a language other than English
Citizenship, Community, Service: Engages in the theoretical and/or applied aspects of political, civic or social engagement in group affiliations
Inter/Multi-disciplinary Studies: Integrates an additional specialized knowledge with the major field or adds a secondary area of study in order to enrich personal or professional goals.