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General Education


FD 181: Human Experience: Then and Now
This first course in general education, Human Experience: Then and Now, introduces students to the liberal arts by juxtaposing classic and modern works around enduring questions.

FD 182: Human Experience: Selves and Others
The second course in general education, Human Experience: Selves and Others, encourages students to consider significant cultural and social issues from a range of perspectives across time and cultures.

What is Human Experience?

Human Experience will engage some of the influential works and ideas of Western civilization in a conversation with important works of non-Western civilizations. We will also listen to voices that have often gone unrecognized in traditional Western Civilization courses. What we envision is a journey through time that creates cross-cultural communication and allows students to consider alternatives to the received wisdom of their own culture.