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Lake Region State College
LRSC Philosophy of
General Education
I.
An educated person must have a
critical appreciation of society and of
self. This includes some understanding
and experience in thinking about moral
and ethical problems which enable an
educated person to make discriminat-
ing moral choices—
personal/interpersonal
skills.
1.
To understand how a human being be-
haves individually and how one is linked
to one’s social and natural environ-
ment—
know thyself
2.
To understand the complexities and
uncertainties of personal and social
environments, to understand how indi-
viduals may be changed and controlled
by their environments, and to develop
skills to change and control environ-
ments—
personal change and growth
3.
To apply knowledge gained in the
educational process and use that knowl-
edge in everyday living—
apply knowl-
edge to the real world
4.
To develop skills for designing and
evaluating a personal mental and physi-
cal health program—
mental and physi-
cal wellness
5.
To recognize the importance of leisure
and develop the use of leisure for posi-
tive life changes—
importance of leisure
6.
To develop the ability to make respon-
sible decisions based upon understand-
ing and experience in discussing moral
and ethical problems in society—
values
and ethics
7.
To develop work habits and ethics
necessary to function effectively in the
workplace—
work-related skills
II.
An educated person must be able
to think, speak and write effectively—
communication/thinking skills
.
1.
To develop a working knowledge of the
English language to communicate ef-
fectively by writing and speaking clearly
and concisely—
present ideas
2.
To develop the skills necessary to gath-
er, integrate, synthesize, and analyze
written and oral information in a critical
manner—
rational/critical/higher-order
thinking
3.
To use information objectively for solv-
ing problems and arriving at alternative
solutions—
problem-solving skills
4.
To develop the critical listening and
reading skills needed to interpret the
messages of speakers and authors—
reading/listening critically
5.
To nurture creative thinking and intel-
lectual curiousity through opportunities
and incentives and to encourage at-
tempts at different, divergent solutions
to open-ended questions, problems,
and situations—
creativity/intellectual
curiousity
6.
To conceptualize links between events,
entities, and ideas and the large context
in which they occur
—integrate ideas of
the world
III.
An educated person must have an
understanding of other cultures to en-
able one to conduct life with reference
to the wider world within which one
lives
global/multi-cultural experiences.
1.
To gain knowledge of Western and
non-Western cultures and other times
in order to better understand the world
and its people
—the world/Eastern/
Western civilizations
2.
To recognize that world events are
interdependently linked, are affected by
the social environment, and are influ-
enced by institutions created within an
interactive society, and to understand
that impact on one event has ramifi-
cations for other events and for the
whole—
understand world events from
differing disciplines
3.
To nurture a philosophy that asserts the
dignity of humanity while understand-
ing the value of world diversity in race,
ethnicity, and culture—
global culturalism
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