The subjects that you study as undergraduates and, just as importantly, the skills and intellectual habits you acquire in the process, shape the lives you'll lead after college.
Your course of study in the Core Curriculum, as well as in your disciplinary studies, should require you to question assumptions, engage in self-reflection, think critically and analytically, and communicate effectively.
The Core Curriculum, as well as study in majors and concentrations, must prepare students to connect what you learn at PC to life beyond the College, and help you to understand and appreciate the complexities of the world and your role in it.
Our Core Curriculum combines the breadth appropriate to a liberal arts education in theCatholic and Dominican tradition with the flexibility needed for every student to focus on exploring one aspect of the Core in-depth.
The nine mission-related learning goals for the Core Curriculum directly link the College’s Catholic and Dominican identity and intellectual tradition to specific teaching and learning goals. In an abridged version, they are: