Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum

The St. Joseph's College core curriculum includes courses that represent the areas of human knowledge and culture deemed essential for a liberal education — that is, for free men and women who must assume responsibility for directing their own lives and contributing to national and international decisions.

By grouping the courses into five broad thematic learning areas, the College has indicated the relationships among the various disciplines and the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the liberal arts and sciences. 

The SJC core curriculum includes two courses that form the basis for the general education program. The courses in this common learning area improve student writing and communication skills and introduce first-year students to college-level academic work and the college experience through a topic-based seminar and a required first-year experience program.