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High school students and transfer students who want to enroll in day classes at the Buffalo campus.

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The Core will:

1. Encourage students’ pursuit, practice, and enjoyment of an expanded intellectual life.

Students will be able to:

1.1  Read; analyze, evaluate and defend points of view

1.2  Write and speak clearly and persuasively

1.3  Identify and evaluate information appropriate to various areas of inquiry.

1.4  Recognize, appreciate and explore the ways of knowing using creative, scientific and cross-cultural frameworks within academic disciplines.

1.5  Apply interdisciplinary ways of knowing to contemporary issues.


2. Promote the development of strong skills in the areas of critical reading and thinking, communication, quantitative analysis, and information literacy.

Students will be able to:

2.1          Read, analyze, evaluate and defend points of view

2.2          Write and speak clearly and persuasively

2.3          Identify and employ appropriate mathematical and statistical methodologies in analyzing and solving problems.

2.4          Identify and evaluate information appropriate to various areas of inquiry.


3. Foster a deep understanding of and hands-on experience with inquiry practices of disciplines that explore the natural, social and cultural realm and their relation to each other.

Students will be able to:

3.1 Examine the ways in which meaning is developed and expressed by individuals, by cultures, within systems of knowledge such as natural sciences, and shared among such systems.

3.2 Analyze and interpret information and experience through major perspectives and tools of the disciplines in the Core.


4. Cultivate habits of the mind that foster integrative thinking and ability to transfer skills and knowledge from one setting to another.

Students will be able to:

4.1 Explore cultural interactions, the nature of creativity and criticism, and scientific thought

4.2 Identify and evaluate the environment of ideas in which they live.

4.3  Create a conceptual framework based on an integrated set of analytical skills that foster interdisciplinary investigation.


5. Develop proactive sense of responsibility for individual, civic and social choices.

Students will be able to:

5. 1 Connect knowledge, values, skills and public action when defining their roles and responsibilities in a democratic environment.

5.2 Identify and practice their role as educated decision-makers in a democratic society.

5.3 Demonstrate increasing responsibility for their own educational experience.

5.4 Facilitate in and contribute to collaborative environments in and out of the classroom, amongst students and faculty.

5.5 Recognize diversity and communicate an appreciation for individuals different from themselves.



ENG 110 College Writing (3 Credits)

ENG 200 Advanced College Writing (3 credits)

GEN 110 Introduction to Critical Thinking (3 credits)

GEN 220 Justice and Democracy in America (3 credits)

GEN 230 Creative Expression (3 credits)

GEN 240 Scientific Discovery (3 credits)

GEN 410 Baccalaureate Capstone I (3 credits)

GEN 411 Baccalaureate Capstone II (3 credits)

MAT Course (program specific; see credit distribution in program descriptions)

SPE 130 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3 credits)