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The General Education Department supports the University’s General Education Program goals by providing courses in foreign languages, history, and philosophy. The goal of the courses is to introduce students to the following competencies:

1. Think critically and demonstrate a high level of proficiency in written and oral expression;

2. Possess an appreciation of cultural and spiritual values, creative expression and the history and experience of human society through courses in the humanities, fine arts, and languages; and

3. Reflect upon ethical and spiritual questions related to their intellectual interests, social responsibilities, and personal growth.

History

History courses emphasize essential skills of analysis and reasoning, written and oral communication critical for professional success.
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International Studies

Foreign languages provide students with the necessary course content to fulfill the core requirements for the Transformative Education Program and for a minor course of study in Spanish or French. The department focuses on teaching the language and cultures of the countries in which the particular foreign language is spoken as a means of exposing the students to other cultures and peoples of the world.
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Philosophy

The Philosophy curricula serve to prepare students for real challenges in a complex, diverse world. The faculty understands that the leaders of tomorrow must be critical thinkers who will be expected to act as concerned, morally responsible citizens.
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Dr. Bernard J. Luscans

Bernard J. Luscans, Ph.D.

Department Chair
Assistant Professor, Department of International Studies
bjluscans@st-aug.edu
919.516.4109