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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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