General Studies

Advantages of a General Studies Education

  • "A liberal education is one that prepares us to live responsible, productive, and creative lives in a dramatically changing world." - AAC&U
  • "One of the most powerful ways people educate themselves is through conversation and discussing ideas. That can&'t happen if people are not looking at the same things." - Donald Kagan
  • "We want that '360 degree person' who will look at a problem from every angle." - Business leaders discussing important college learning, January, 2006
  • "Ultimately it is the quality of learning, not just the possession of a diploma, that will make all the difference, to individuals, to an economy dependent upon innovation, and to the integrity of the democratic society we create together." - Liberal Education and America's Promise (AAC&U)
  • "Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand." - Chinese Proverbs quotes
  • “…the fundamental task of general education is that of ‘enabling the individual to understand the world in which he or she lived and to attack the significant problems he or she encountered both as a person and as a citizen.” - Benjamin Bloom all our children learning