General Education Program

General Education Program

The General Education Program at the University of Wisconsin-Superior integrates students into a community of creative learners rooted in the tradition of liberal arts education. It does so by familiarizing students with the "ways of knowing" associated with the various academic disciplines and by fostering the development of a set of habits of mind and academic skills associated with reflective and critical learning.

Through the General Education Program at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, students strengthen the following skills and habits of mind:

1. Communication

Students demonstrate effective communication skills in writing, speaking, reading, and listening. 

2. Critical Thinking

Students engage in critical thinking based on multiple forms of evidence. 

3. Creative Expression

Students develop skills in creative expression, including abstract thinking. 

4. Diversity and Global Citizenship

Students demonstrate empathetic and ethical thinking based on knowledge of the diversity of human experience. 

5. Interdisciplinary Connections

Students connect knowledge and methods from a variety of disciplines through courses across the general education curriculum.