Transforming Lives through the Core
Beginning Fall, 2013
You probably think you know what a “core” is – it’s that bunch of basic courses everyone has to take. You know, the ones you want to check off your list as fast as you can so that you can get to your major, because that’s where the real meat is. And maybe you’ve already checked off a bunch of them in high school or community college.
Core: The Game
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Not so fast! Becoming an educated adult is much more than gaining knowledge and skills in your major. At Grand View, we’re aware that the depth and breadth of your education as a whole person matters to your life as part of a local -- and global – community, to your relationships, and to your employers.
How is GV’s core different?
We listen, especially when employers talk. They tell us that, nationally, recent college graduates have a long way to go in some very important areas, that more than forty percent of them need a lot of improvement in …
Writing and communication skills
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Math skills, especially understanding statistics
They also want employees who are inquisitive, happy and grounded … good citizens who are connected to the world around them. If you had all that to offer, wouldn’t you be a step ahead? Wouldn’t you be better positioned to get ahead?
After we listen, we create. In this case, we created a new core curriculum that will transform you into a thinker who can find and interpret information, come to conclusions about it, and communicate those conclusions verbally and in writing. You’ll be able to solve problems in the workplace and outside of work, in your personal life and as an informed citizen who connects with the needs of your community. You’ll become aware of yourself and be able to relate to and understand our diverse and changing world. You’ll be equipped to engage with the tasks of life and empowered to pursue your goals. You’ll be ahead and get ahead.