Dearborn Discovery Core

 

Undergraduate Learning Goals at UM-Dearborn

 

The campus-wide general education program (known as the Dearborn Discovery Core) at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is designed to complement work in a student’s chosen area of study. These classes serve as a means of discovery for students, providing a foundation for learning, connecting to potential new areas of interest and building tools for success in whatever field a student pursues. Learning outcomes are guided by the qualities every student should develop as they move toward graduating with a University of Michigan-Dearborn degree. The six goals for undergraduate student learning and experiences at UM-Dearborn are:

 

•     Core Knowledge

•     Communication

•     Cultural Understanding

•     Critical and Creative Thinking

•     Collaboration

•     Citizenship

 

The Dearborn Discovery Core requirements incorporate the six goals for undergraduate student learning and experience to help ensure that students master the tools and techniques necessary to succeed in college and throughout their lives and careers. The Dearborn Discovery Core is divided into three sections in order to accomplish the six goals for undergraduate student learning: Foundational Studies, Areas of Inquiry, and Capstone Experience.

 

Foundational Studies [15 credits]

 

Written and Oral Communication [6 credits] 

Changes to the Written and Oral Communication category can be found here.

 

Upper-Level Writing Intensive Course [3 upper-level credits] 

Changes to the Upper-Level Writing Intensive category can be found here.

 

Quantitative Thinking and Problem Solving [3 credits]

Changes to the Quantitative Thinking and Problem Solving category can be found here.

 

Critical and Creative Thinking [3 credits] 

Changes to the Critical and Creative Thinking category can be found here.


 

Areas of Inquiry [28 credits]

 

Natural Sciences [7 credits]

Changes to the Natural Sciences category can be found here.

 

Social and Behavioral Analysis [9 credits]

Changes to the Social and Behavioral category can be found here.

 

Humanities and the Arts [6 credits]

Changes to the Humanities and the Arts category can be found here.

 

Intersections [6 upper-level credits]

Changes to the Intersections category can be found here.

 

 

Capstone Experience [3 credits]

Changes to the Capstone Experience category can be found here.

 

 

 

Contact:

Mitchel A. Sollenberger, Associate Provost of Undergraduate Programs and Integrative Learning

Email: msollenb(at)umich.edu

Phone: 313-593-5030