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Common Academic Program

COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS

Innovative Curriculum

The Common Academic Program is a learning experience that is shared in common among all undergraduate students, regardless of their major. The CAP’s distinctive structure is built on the notion that, while students will have unique experiences at UD, all academic programs and learning encounters are informed by the seven institutional learning goals articulated in the Habits of Inquiry and Reflection (HIR). Students begin with a set of courses that all undergraduate students complete and then put together a program that suits their own interests and goals as they progress throughout our developmental model.

Sharing Commonality in Our Aspirations

Evolving & Flexible

Responsive to the changing times while remaining grounded in the HIR principles and Catholic and Marianist intellectual traditions.

Integrated Approach

Builds and demonstrates connections across curricular and co-curricular aspects of student learning.

The Foundation of a UD Education

We live in a global society that is constantly changing. As tomorrow's leaders, UD students must understand its complexities and how to respond thoughtfully to its challenges and opportunities. The CAP introduces key questions and topics across a wide range of academic disciplines. Students will learn to value and synthesize diverse points of view and to examine issues critically, yet with an open mind.

The Foundation of a UD Education

We live in a global society that is constantly changing. As tomorrow's leaders, UD students must understand its complexities and how to respond thoughtfully to its challenges and opportunities. The CAP introduces key questions and topics across a wide range of academic disciplines. Students will learn to value and synthesize diverse points of view and to examine issues critically, yet with an open mind.

CAP Highlights

Humanities Commons

To establish a foundation for learning, Humanities Commons is framed to exhibit the value of humanistic inquiry and reflection, and challenges students to ask: What does it mean to be human?

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Principles of Oral Communication

CMM 100 examines the importance of communication in achieving mutual understanding and provides the opportunity to demonstrate effective and ethical dialogue.

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Social Science Interdisciplinary

SSC 200 is a theme-based course that varies across sections but shares common learning outcomes related to scholarship, critical evaluation of our times, and human diversity.

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Diversity & Social Justice

With a responsibility to promote the dignity, rights and responsibilities of all persons and peoples, DSJ engages dimensions of social justice, bias, intercultural competence and intersectionality.

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Students and Campus Life

2021 Early Launch Students Share Diversity and Social Justice Reflections

The Early Launch program provides an engaging learning community for incoming first-year students to ease their transition to the collegiate learning experience during the summer and accelerate their progress toward earning their degree by fulfilling requirements for the Common Academic Program or their major. First year students starting in Fall 2021 share key takeaways from their CAP-Diversity and Social Justice course.

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CONTACT

Michelle C. Pautz, Ph.D. Assistant Provost for the Common Academic Program


300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1302
937-229-3651
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