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  • The General Education Program at WestmontIts goals and how to navigate the requirements

  • The Graduation RequirementsComplete at least 124 units with at least a 2.0 GPA.

    Complete the general education requirements

    Complete a major withat least 2.0 average in the upper-division major coursesat least one half of the upper division major requirements taken at Westmont

    Complete 68 units outside your major department

    Meet the senior residence requirement

  • The Purpose of the GEFosterIntellectual vitalityChristian characterCommitment to service

    ProvideSupport for the major area of studyTools to relate specialized knowledge to other areas of learning, to life, and to the world

  • The Components of General Education at WestmontCommon Contexts

    Common Inquiries

    Commons Skills

    Competent and Compassionate Action

  • Common Contexts Purpose

    Ground our pursuit of knowledge in the context of Gods revelation

    Provide contextual background, concepts, vocabulary to support exploration in other areas

  • Common Contexts Content

    Biblical and Theological CanonsLife and Literature of the New TestamentIntroduction to Christian DoctrineLife and Literature of the Old Testament

    Introduction to the Christian Liberal ArtsPhilosophical Reflections on Truth and ValueWorld Civilizations in Christian Perspective

  • Common Contexts Special Considerations

    Common Contexts courses must be taken at Westmont

    Take these courses early. Try to complete these requirements by the end of your second year.

  • The Components of General Education at WestmontCommon Contexts

    Common Inquiries

    Commons Skills

    Competent and Compassionate Action

  • Common Inquiries PurposeProvide an introduction to a range of methodological approaches to knowledge and ways of thinking

    Provide a broad context within which to place the major discipline

  • Common Inquiries ContentReading Imaginative LiteratureExploring the Physical SciencesExploring the Life SciencesReasoning AbstractlyPerforming and Interpreting the ArtsThinking GloballyThinking HistoricallyUnderstanding Society

  • Common Inquiries Special ConsiderationsThese are method, not departmentally, based

    Be conscious of the requirement that 68 units be taken outside the major department when selecting these courses

    One time only, you can use one course to satisfy two Common Inquiries requirements

  • Common Skills PurposeImprove communication skills to support academic, professional and personal life

    Enhance the capacity to work with numerical data and analytic models

    Develop physical skills and habits of fitness to support a healthy and active life

  • Common Skills ContentThree writing or speech intensive coursesWriting for the Liberal Artswriting/speech-intensive course in the majorwriting/speech-intensive course outside the majorQuantitative and Analytical ReasoningModern/Foreign LanguagePhysical Education (4)

  • Common Skills Special ConsiderationsThe first two parts (A and B) are not assigned units they should be done in the context of other GE or major courses

  • Common Skills Writing for the Liberal ArtsYou should take this during your first yearENG 002: Composition is typically requiredYou may use an alternate writing-intensive course if you have a qualifying test score (ACT, SAT WR II, TSWE)A qualifying score does not exempt you from the requirement it gives you more course options.

  • Common Skills Writing/Speech-Intensive CoursesTake these at a rate of one per yearTake these in the context of another GE or major courseWriting/Speech-Intensive courses in the major are typically offered as upper division coursesSections C and D of RS 20: Doctrine are writing-intensive

  • Common Skills Modern/Foreign LanguageIf you will be continuing in a language, your course level will be established by a placement exam

    Student placing into the fourth semester of a language or with an AP score of 4 or 5 are not required to take an additional language course. However, they are encouraged to do so.

  • Common Skills Physical EducationAll students must take Fitness for Life (not necessarily first) and three additional activity courses You should take the PE Activity courses at the rate of at least one per yearOnly one PE Activity course per term will count toward your total unit count or the GE requirementAthletes can use their sport one time

  • Competent and Compassionate Action Purpose Provide an opportunity to integrate the entire educational experience

    Put your learning into practice

    Initiate the practice of life-long, reflective service

  • Competent and Compassionate Action ContentsOne ofProductions and PresentationsIntegrating the Major Discipline

    One ofServing Society; Enacting JusticeCommunicating Cross-Culturally

  • Competent and Compassionate Action Details These experiences are intended to be culminations of your studies they should be done in your junior or senior yearThese must be done with the academic oversight, but need not be connected with a particular courseIt is preferable, but not required, to satisfy these requirements in the context of your major

  • The Flow of a Westmont Education Common ContextsCommon SkillsMajorCompetent & Compassionate ActionCommon Inquiries

  • AP, IB and A-LevelsCredit toward the total 124 required units is awarded for AP scores of 4 and 5 and IB (HL) scores of 5, 6 or 7Credit will be awarded after the registrars office has received official notice of the resultsYou can tell what credit has been awarded by checking the GE checklistA maximum of 32 units will be accepted

  • AP, IB, A-Levels and the GEAP/IB credit may not be used to satisfy Common Contexts requirementsCredit may be applied for up to three appropriate Common Inquiries requirements without restrictionAP credit may be applied to additional Common Inquiries areas upon completing an advanced course in the area at WestmontUpon completion of the course, the student must file a form with the registrar's office

  • Planning for an Off-Campus ExperiencePlan early Talk with your major advisor

    GE courses that are not likely to duplicate off-campus offeringsCommon Contexts courses (5)Reading Imaginative LiteratureExploring the Physical SciencesExploring the Life SciencesReasoning Abstractly

  • Liberal Studies Majors(Prospective Elementary School Teachers)

    You will need to make specific choices for your GE courses to fit with your major

    Consult carefully with your departmental advisor

  • Questions? Common ContextsCommon SkillsMajorCompetent & Compassionate ActionCommon Inquiries