CORE + MAJOR=SUCCESS
The purpose of the core curriculum is to provide a unified educational experience, which characterizes a liberal arts education distinctive to St. John's University, and develops the competencies and knowledge necessary for students to become successful leaders in society.
What are core competencies and knowledge bases?
THE CORE COMPETENCIES = SKILLS FOR LEADERSHIP
Each student will:
1. Demonstrate the ability to think critically
2. Demonstrate proficiency in information literacy
3. Demonstrate the ability to write skillfully
4. Demonstrate skill in oral presentation
5. Demonstrate the ability to use quantitative reasoning in a variety of contexts
The basic knowledge areas explored in the core are distinctive to St. John's in their focus on the traditional liberal arts with an emphasis on theology, ethics, the mission of the University, and its location in New York City.
THE CORE KNOWLEDGE AREAS = KNOWLEDGE FOR LEADERSHIP
The student will come to know:
1. The Catholic and Vincentian mission of St. John’s University
2. Philosophical traditions and concepts
3. Christian traditions and contemporary issues
4. Processes of scientific inquiry
5. Social and psychological dimensions of human behavior
6. Emergence of global society
7. Cultural, literary and aesthetic components of global traditions
8. Diversity and richness of New York City
YOUR MAJOR = SPECIALIZED EXPERTISE
CORE + MAJOR (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERTISE) = SUCCESS
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St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The School of Education
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
College of Professional Studies