The object of general education at The State University of New York at Fredonia is to further the development of a total human being who seeks to relate learning and living, ideas and actions. The purpose of general education is to provide a broad context in which specialized education becomes more meaningful and with which students can thrive in a changing world regardless of their specializations. The general education requirements at Fredonia are provided within the framework of the College Core Curriculum (CCC). The CCC is overseen by the General Education Committee, which is a standing committee of University Senate, and by the Associate Provost for Curriculum, Assessment, and Academic Support, who serves as the Director of General Education.
Instructions for Navigating this Webpage
This General Education home page is a resource for students and faculty. The section on the right side of this page includes a list of all Fredonia approved courses in the current CCC program. The section for Students provides appropriate forms and information. The section for Faculty includes forms for submitting courses for inclusion in the CCC.
Vision of General Education
The State University of New York at Fredonia seeks to provide students with both a specialized and a general education. The specialized work prepares students in particular fields of knowledge for careers, professions, and other specific goals. The general education provides the context in which the specialized areas of knowledge become more meaningful. The purpose of general education is to promote the development of educated citizens and to help students find a sense of direction in a changing world. The Fredonia general education program therefore seeks to help students develop self-awareness, interdisciplinary knowledge, aesthetic sensitivity, global perspectives, and the ability to think critically and communicate effectively.