- Liberal Arts Areas
- Credit Requirements
- Approved Course Listings
- Special Academic Programs
- Pre-Professional Programs
- Cooperative Education Programs
- National Student Exchange Program
- Continuing Education
- WisLine Audioconference Service
- Remedial Courses in English and Mathematics
- Individually Contracted Major
General Education Requirements
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UW-Platteville’s educational philosophy is rooted in four ideas: first, that students are capable of and responsible for making choices; second, that the quality of choice is largely dependent upon the nature and extent of their experience; third, that experience becomes more meaningful and constructive when it is informed by knowledge; and fourth, that while students need certain kinds of knowledge to practice their professions, they need other kinds of knowledge to become well-rounded and fulfilled.
The development of these latter kinds of knowledge is the essential purpose of a liberal arts education. Such an education empowers people to live thoughtful lives, frees them from ignorance and awakens them to a universe much larger than their immediate environment and about a public realm that reaches far beyond their professional circle, local community or nation. More specifically, this central part of education promotes the ability to think and communicate coherently, critically and creatively about:
- the thoughts and actions of people from one’s own culture, as well as from different cultures
- the processes of nature, both animate and inanimate
- the interrelations among people and between nature and humankind
- the possibilities for each person to enhance or detract from the goodness and beauty of life
This philosophy of education is compatible with the opening statement of the Select Mission in which UW-Platteville pledges itself to: enable each student to become broader in perspective, more literate, intellectually more astute, ethically more sensitive, and to participate wisely in society as a competent professional and a knowledgeable citizen.
What follows describes the university’s plan for meeting this mission. It contains statements of UW-Platteville’s general education standards and requirements, together with a complete listing of the courses that students can take. Note that, in addition to these requirements, major programs may require additional courses from the list of general education courses.
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