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Learning Framework
Exceptional Educational Experience (E3) Framework

At the U, we pledge that every student has opportunities to be part of a community, develop knowledge and skills they need, make an impact and be transformed in the process. The Learning Framework is a tool that helps us meet that pledge to you.


General Education Learning Outcomes

General Education courses are organized into five learning outcome categories that are derived from the University’s Learning Framework. You’ll have the opportunity to select courses from the categories(s) of your choice, based on the skills and competencies you want to develop through your General Education and Bachelor’s Degree Requirement coursework:

  1.  Collaborate Effectively
  2.  Reason & Act Ethically
  3.  Persist in Addressing Complex Problems
  4.  Respond Creatively
  5. Actualize & Contribute


Learning Framwork Model 
Learning Framwork Model

There are three types of General Education and Baccalaureate Degree requirement courses:

  1. GE Core – American Institutions (AI), Lower-Division Math (QA/QB/QR), and Lower-Division Writing (WR2).
  2. Intellectual Exploration – Social/Behavioral Science (BF), Fine Arts (FF), Humanities (HF), and Life/Physical and Apllied Science (SF/AS).
  3. Baccalaureate Degree – Upper-Division Communication and Writing (CW), Diversity (DV), International (IR), Language Requirement (LR) OR Quantitative Intensive (QI).




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Last Updated: 5/24/23