Prepare: As you prepare to write your answer to the discussion question, think about the general education courses that you have taken as a university student. To help you address the prompts, carefully read the articles and websites that address the philosophy behind general education courses.
Reflect: After reviewing websites and reading the journal articles, and in light of what you discovered in preparing to write your answer to the discussion question, consider, analyze, and explain why general education courses should be a significant part of every student’s education.
Write: For this discussion, address the following prompts:
- Provide at least three reasons why every student should be required to take general education courses. Explain your rationale.
- Describe what you have learned from at least two specific courses (e.g., philosophy, history, or psychology) that illustrated usefulness in your daily life. For instance, what did you learn in history classes beyond just names, dates, and places? In literature courses, what did you learn about life, the university, and everything beyond the literary work itself?