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Fredonia Foundations

Fredonia's general education program (Fredonia Foundations) facilitates students’ acquisition of the knowledge and skills required to be creative, responsible, and engaged global citizens. At Fredonia, general education emphasizes integrated, interdisciplinary skills, competencies, experiences, and perspectives that foster critical thought and form the foundation for lifelong learning.

It all matters.  In the world today, what you know, how you know it, and what you can do with that knowledge matters.  It matters in your education. It matters in your profession. It matters in your communities. It matters in the perspectives you form, the decisions you make, and the actions you take in your life.

On our campus, Fredonia’s general education curriculum constructs important and useful foundations to what you know and how you can use that knowledge.  That’s why we call our general education program Fredonia Foundations.

In your theme-based Fredonia Foundations courses, you will build knowledge in key areas with experts in those fields.  They will share their passion for their content and support you to find your own. Through the themes, you will develop skills and ways of thinking you can use throughout your education and your life.

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Fredonia Foundations Foreign Language policy

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