According to the article Mapping General Education Outcomes in the Major: Intentionality and Transparencyhow do general education courses influence specialized programs of study? I need help making the...

According to the article Mapping General Education Outcomes in the Major: Intentionality and Transparency how do general education courses influence specialized programs of study?

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See the article entitled "Mapping General Education Outcomes in the Major: Intentionality and Transparency." 

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This article, written by Nurea Cuevas, Alexi Matveev, and Khadijah Miller, claims that the purpose of general education, or "gen ed" classes is to "prepare students for further studies in their major by developing a broad knowledge base, foundational intellectual skills, and dispositions for lifelong learning." The article seems to proceed from the assumption that general education courses do, in fact, provide these outcomes, but that colleges and universities do not necessarily do a good job in being transparent about these goals. Additionally, there is more pressure than ever from lawmakers, accreditators, and other external sources to show how general education courses are fostering skills across the curriculum that are useful to all students regardless of their major. Essentially what this article calls for is "intentionality," or deliberately designing courses to promote these skills; and "transparency," making it clear to psychology majors, for example, that the skills they...

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