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General education. Peter fowler. Current system. Certain courses are required to graduate UB requires courses such as: Math Writing Library World civ Natural science American pluralism Social and behavior science Language Art Depth. Problems with gen. eds. Too ridged

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General education

General education

Peter fowler


Current system

Current system

  • Certain courses are required to graduate

  • UB requires courses such as:

    • Math

    • Writing

    • Library

    • World civ

    • Natural science

    • American pluralism

    • Social and behavior science

    • Language

    • Art

    • Depth


Problems with gen eds

Problems with gen. eds.

  • Too ridged

  • Irrelevant after college

  • Wastes time

  • Lower grades


Proposed system

Proposed system

  • Set number of credit hours outside major

  • Only required course is English

  • Special rules for double majors


Improvements

Improvements

  • Saves time and money

  • Improves grades

  • Relevant outside of college

  • Competition


Why colleges would benefit

why colleges would benefit

  • More student oriented

  • More enrollment

  • Rating professors accurately


Work cited

Work cited

  • Mark Bauerlein, M. N.p., n. d. 28 Oct 2013. http://chronicle.com/blogs/brainstorm/the-state-of-general-education/7899.

  • “General Education Requirements” University at Buffalo. Web. 4 Nov 2013. web. Nov. 5 2013 <http://undergrad-catalog.buffalo.edu/policies/degree/gened.shtml>.

  • “Fall 2013 Tuition and fee rates.” University at Buffalo. UB Office of Student Accounts, 11 July 2013. web. Nov. 5 2013 <http://studentaccounts.buffalo.edu/tuition/fall.php>


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