The University Core Curriculum is the academic “center of gravity” of a Seattle University undergraduate education. Deeply rooted in the 450 year old Jesuit educational tradition and emphasizing rigorous, intentional, and engaging courses, the University Core helps students understand the world deeply, develop strong intellectual skills, and prepare to be thoughtful and empowered leaders for a better world.
These are exciting times for the SU University Core, with a new version of the curriculum launching in summer, 2013. Students enrolled during the 2012-2013 academic year will continue to take courses for the current Core requirements. As of summer, 2013, the new Core requirements will go into effect for all students, who will receive credit for courses they have taken towards the old curriculum. This website contains information on both the current and new curricula, as well as information on how the transition to the new curriculum will work.
Regardless of the version of the curriculum, students receive a personal, challenging, and powerful education in the University Core. Combining time-tested wisdom with cutting-edge knowledge in small courses taught by highly qualified faculty members, the University Core helps students build a strong foundation of important knowledge, sharpen their critical thinking and communication skills, and develop deeply reflective habits of mind.
This web site provides information about the University Core, with resources for current students, new or prospective students, and faculty and staff.
Welcome!Dr. Jeff Philpott, Director
Writing in the CoreFaculty WorkshopSaturday 1 June 2013to register click here