General education is meant to build a well-rounded person by specifying required courses outside a student’s major. NC State offers 714 courses from which students can choose. The Pope Center’s report recommends a drastic reduction in the number of choices, greater rigor in the courses allowed, and a second writing course.
Some of the current General Education courses that the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy highlights are:
- BIO 233 Human-Animal Interactions
- ENG 377 Fantasy
- HI 412 The Sexes and Society in Early Modern Europe
- HON 341 Time Travel
- PB 219 Plants in Folklore, Myth, and Religion
- USC 100 Transition into a Diverse Community
In 2013, Schalin co-authored with Jenna Ashley Robinson a similar report on UNC-Chapel Hill.
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