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Core Curriculum

As a Jesuit, Catholic, liberal arts institution, Spring Hill College emphasizes the importance of a broad and intensive core curriculum to foster critical thinking skills and intellectual, moral and spiritual growth for our students as well as encouraging them to pursue the fullest possible development of their own potential. The curriculum is organized around a basic principle: Education for the common good of the global community.

The goal of the core is that students will acquire a greater understanding of human cultures and the physical/natural world through studies in the sciences, mathematics, social sciences, literature, foreign languages, philosophy, theology, history and fine arts. There are also course overlays that capture core values. These include: Diversity, Writing, Integrations, Oral Communication, Community Based Learning Integrated Mission Based (CLIMB), Ethics/Social Justice

Through our core curriculum, students develop broad intellectual and practical competencies, including:

  • inquiry and analysis
  • critical reading and thinking
  • oral communication
  • effective and persuasive writing
  • information literacy, research, and scholarship
  • quantitative literacy

Each degree program has a unique core curriculum requirement as well as the main core requirements. For specific core course requirements per degree program, please visit the Center for Academic Support and Advising (CASA) website and click Academic Advising Forms.

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