The Curriculum in the Early Years: Gen Ed Program

The first use of the term, general education,  is found in the 1968-70 College catalog.  Prior catalogs use the phrase,  “prescribed courses” to indicate what we now call the GenEd requirements or the core curriculum.   GenEd or core courses are those courses that all students must take in order to graduate.  The courses are not program specific.   The 1968-70 catalog reads: “The Cabrini College program of liberal education rests on the synthesis of perspectives gained in the general education porgram with the in-depth knowledge acquired in the major field.  General education includes studies in English, fine arts, history, modern languages, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, science and theology.”  

Submitted by:  A. Schwelm, Assistant Library Director

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