Brooklyn College Common General Education Goals

The common general education goals reflect the knowledge, understanding, judgment, and skills that a person needs who will be in a position to make major contributions to society, to assume tasks of leadership, and to continue a life of learning and reflection.

  1. Be able to think critically and creatively, to reason logically, to reason quantitatively, and to express their thoughts orally and in writing with clarity and precision;
  2. Be able to make sound ethical judgments;
  3. Understand the arts, histories and cultures of the past as a foundation for those of the present;
  4. Understand the development and workings of modern societies in an interdependent world;
  5. Acquire the tools that are required to understand and respect the natural universe;
  6. Understand what knowledge is and how it is acquired by the use of differing methods in different disciplines;
  7. Be able to integrate knowledge from diverse sources;
  8. Appreciate individual and social diversity and understand the necessity for tolerance;
  9. Be informed and responsible citizens of the world;
  10. Establish a foundation for life-long learning and the potential for leadership.

General Education Goals supported by each course

Gray boxes indicate supported goals.