The purpose of the General Education curriculum is to provide a unifying core experience for all undergraduate students at NDMU to develop the skills that are highly sought after by employers:
All courses are designed to inspire a free spirit of inquiry through observation, analysis, and reflection.
Essential to the NDMU experience, opportunities to help the community and tackle real-world challenges are offered through Service-Learning and Experiential Learning pursuits such as internships, practicum assignments, clinicals, independent research, and study abroad. All require purposeful reflection on the experience which helps you gain insight into yourself and your view of the world. As part of the requirements for graduation, all Women’s College students will participate in at least one Experiential Learning opportunity.
By taking courses in a variety of subject areas, you will gain a broader perspective and a more holistic worldview by seeing how ideas and concepts intersect across disciplines. At NDMU, you’ll have opportunities to explore questions you may have never thought to ask, helping you to develop as an individual and a professional who can make a profound impact on the world around you.
(7 credits | 2 courses)
Evaluate and interpret information; examine and defend arguments; and think constructively and critically to solve real life problems.
(9 credits | 3 courses)
Develop proficiency in written and oral communication and artistic expression across disciplines.
(7-8 credits | 2 courses)
Analyze and produce quantitative or symbolic models; select and employ quantitative methods to solve applied problems; use scientific methods to investigate questions in the natural world; evaluate scientific arguments based on data, methods, and assumptions, and pose evidence-based solutions.
(7 credits | 3 courses)
Develop and evaluate ethical values, explore spirituality and faith, and embrace strategies and practices promoting holistic wellness
(9 credits | 3 courses)
Develop a global mindset and language skills to operate comfortably across borders and cultures. Analyze the impact of diversity (race, ethnicity, religion, and gender) on the individual and society.
(3 credits | 1 course)
Cultivate civic commitment as global citizens. Develop tools of engagement to assess and act on current civic issues. Engage in teamwork in the service of engaged citizenship.
To ensure a solid foundation of general knowledge and a broad liberal arts background, NDMU requires approximately one-third of coursework in Engage and Empower courses.
In areas where there are options to select from approved classes offered by more than one department, selections must satisfy the following requirements over the course of General Education studies:
International students may fulfill the General Education Foreign Language Requirement in one of three ways:
All departments will designate a course within the major that will satisfy the Technological Competency requirement that will be assessed as part of General Education assessment.