BSU Core Curriculum
Welcome to the website for the new BSU Core Curriculum!
Bridgewater State University's Core Curriculum was developed to serve as the
educational foundation that all Bridgewater State University students will build
upon when completing their program of study. The Core Curriculum features
a skills-centered, outcomes based distribution model of general education that
allows students a wide choice of courses and the flexibility to integrate the
requirements of their major with the broader, liberal education that is required
of responsible, educated citizens of the 21st century. Students who
complete the BSU Core Curriculum will learn a significant body of factual
knowledge as well as gaining an understanding of the intellectual foundations,
conceptual frameworks, and methodologies of the major academic disciplines.
The BSU Core Curriculum is composed of four main areas.
- Skill Requirements. All students are required to demonstrate proficiency in
the skill areas of writing, logical reasoning, mathematical reasoning, and spoken communication.
- Core Distribution Requirements. All students will learn about the arts, humanities,
the natural and social and behavioral sciences, global culture, multiculturalism, quantitative
reasoning and the U.S. and Massachusetts Constitutions.
- Seminars. The First and Second Year Seminars are key features of the BSU Core
Curriculum. These topic courses will allow students to explore an area of interest in a small,
discussion-oriented course. The First Year Seminar is a writing intensive course designed to
engage the student in college-level learning. The Second Year Seminar is either speaking or
writing intensive and will engage students in the connections between classroom learning and its applications.
*Please note: Students may only take one First Year Seminar
and one Second Year Seminar.
- Requirements in the major. To connect the Core Curriculum with each major, students
will complete one writing intensive course in their major and will be able to demonstrate
information literacy and technology proficiency in their major.
Last Modified: August 25, 2010
For more information you may contact
Dr. Rita Miller
Maxwell Library, Room 100
10 Shaw Road
Bridgewater, MA 02325