University of Southern Indiana
University Core 39

Core 39 pyramidAn education at the University of Southern Indiana prepares students to lead and make positive contributions to our state and their communities, and to be lifetime learners in a diverse and global society. USI creates graduates that have the discipline-specific expertise required to enter the workforce along with the interdisciplinary intellectual tools necessary to not only adapt to an ever-changing social and labor landscape but to affect the trajectory of that change. The University Core Curriculum is at the center of this mission. Our core prepares a student to be a lifetime learner and part of an educated citizenry ready to solve the complex and interconnected challenges the future holds through courses in the broad traditions of the liberal arts and a common set of experiences that are integrated across the curriculum. In our core, students expand foundational skills in communication and critical thinking, explore how different fields create and use knowledge, broaden their viewpoints through the study of diverse and global perspectives, and refine their writing skills through writing intensive experiences

Core 39 Learning Objectives

• USI students will have the written and spoken communication skills necessary to lead and make positive contributions to our state and their communities upon graduation.
• USI students will identify and solve problems using a systematic process of discovery. 
• USI students will develop skills to engage in a civil manner within a community with divergent ideas and cultural differences and recognize their role in the global community.

A list of approved Core 39 courses is available online or Excel spreadsheet format.

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