Seven students/alumni of the MA in Interdisciplinary Studies program presented at the West Coast Graduate Liberal Studies Symposium at Reed College in June 2015.
At Marylhurst University, you will be prepared to become an informed citizen, capable of understanding our complex world in complex ways. The Marylhurst Core is designed to foster in each and every student an appreciation of inquiry, critical thinking, intellectual breadth and ethical action.
The Marylhurst Core, required for all bachelor's degree-seeking students, encompasses four areas of learning:
Analytical & Applied Learning
Demonstrate critical thinking through the capacity to analyze ideas and to apply theory in practice.
Academic Skills & Foundations
Enhance skills in written communication, argumentation, research, information literacy, dialog and quantitative reasoning.
Solve problems using multiple perspectives through a variety of intellectual tools and disciplinary approaches.
Critical Reflection & Integrative Learning
Reflect on your entire learning experience, synthesizing ideas to make relevant claims about significant social or cultural problems.
All Marylhurst Core requirements may be met through transfer coursework except:
MC 201 Entering Student Seminar
WR 323 Academic Writing: The Research Paper
MC 401 Senior Core Project
If you have an AAOT or equivalent transfer degree, it will fulfill all Marylhurst Core requirements except the three classes listed above.
If you have a previous bachelor's degree, it will fulfill all Marylhurst Core requirements.
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