Last semester, the University faculty voted to approve four changes to the general education curriculum. While these changes keep true to the rigor and value of general education, they have been designed to improve the flexibility of the general education curriculum. The number of credits required in the general education curriculum is now reduced, and since these changes are less restrictive, they are effective immediately (and retroactively) for all enrolled students.
The changes are as follows:
1) Within the G1, G2, and G3 blocks remove the restriction that two courses must be from the same department. Now students will be able to take three different courses from three different departments. Students still will not be allowed to count three courses from the same department.
2) Within the Connections and Explorations block allow the Perspectives (P) course to count within both general education and the major. This would be like the D and W courses are now.
3) Within the Connections and Explorations block remove the open elective. Students may still use an open elective to fulfill the UNIV 103 requirement.
4) Reduce the number of required Writing Intensive (W) courses from four to three.
If faculty have any further questions about these changes, contact Dr. L. Lynn Marquez, coordinator of general education at Lynn.Marquez@Millersville.edu, or Dr. Nazli Hardy, chair of general education review ccommittee at Nazli.Hardy@millersville.edu.