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Common Goals, Different Paths

The three public institutions of higher education in Rhode Island each offer courses in general education for their students. Each institution has a distinctive mission, and each has the responsibility to establish and maintain its own general education program with separate course requirements. It is agreed these different paths do converge, and, therefore, many general education courses will transfer, with all three schools having the following common goals:

  • Clear, correct and effective writing in English
  • Persuasive speaking in English
  • Engaged reading
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Cultural diversity and understanding human differences
  • Information access and technology application
  • Scientific literacy
  • Quantitative reasoning and analysis
  • Literary and artistic thought and expression
  • Ethically and morally informed decision making
  • Appreciation of global wisdom and historical perspectives

Source: Rhode Island Student Transfer Guide