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Common Academic Program Courses

The Common Academic Program (CAP) is a curricular innovation that involves and engages undergraduate students at the University of Dayton. CAP is an evolving, flexible curriculum that is responsive to the changing times while remaining grounded in the University of Dayton Habits of Inquiry and Reflection (HIR) principles and Catholic and Marianist intellectual traditions.

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Writing and the Arts

Undergraduate students enjoy a range of English courses that fulfill their Common Academic Program requirements. 

Crossing Boundaries

The University of Dayton's Crossing Boundaries learning component includes four categories of courses (Faith Traditions, Practical Ethical Action, Inquiry and Integrative) that challenge students and faculty to link aspects of their own lives, majors, and careers to a broader world within and outside academia. Currently, the Department of English offers a range of 300- and 400-level English electives belonging to Crossing Boundaries: Inquiry and Crossing Boundaries: Integrative. Learn more >

Diversity and Social Justice

Students gain an understanding of the Marianist responsibility to promote and uphold the dignity, rights and responsibilities of all persons and peoples through the study of human diversity issues. Learn more >

Policies and Resources

Learn about the policies that will guide you and the resources that will ensure you success. Review this information >


Department of English

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1520