General Education


Morehouse College is committed to implementing an innovative, effective General Education experience that achieves multiple learning outcomes among students. The General Education curriculum is organized around a set of “essential learning outcomes” that are the key outcomes of a liberal education. AAC&U has identified four key areas as central to these learning outcomes: Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World, Intellectual and Practical Skills, Personal and Social Responsibility, and Integrative and Applied Learning.

Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 

  • Through study in the sciences and mathematics, social sciences, humanities, histories, languages, and the arts
  • Inquiry and analysis Quantitative Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Information Literacy
  • Written and oral communication Teamwork and problem solving

Intellectual and Practical Skills, Including 

Personal and Social Responsibility, Including 

  • Civic knowledge and engagement—local and global
  • Intercultural knowledge and competence
  • Ethical reasoning and action
  • Foundations and skills for lifelong learning

Integrative and Applied Learning, Including 

  • Synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general and specialized studies

Innovative general education models abound and include many models that enhance the depth of content, effectiveness of learning, retention and graduation rates. The transformation of the General Education curriculum is an important goal for Morehouse College and faculty lead the effort to review, implement and assess general education approaches that support student learning, the achievement of learning outcomes, and enhance the deep and integrated learning of students. Examples of innovative pedagogical approaches in general education include a number of high impact educational practices, such as first year programs, intensive writing, collaborative assignments, undergraduate research, service-learning, 

Opportunities for faculty development in General Education are included here: