Things To Act
Saturday, March 27, 2004
 
GE
BYU announces new GE requirements.

"Significant changes made to GE program, beginning Fall 2004:

- Students may "double-count" select courses to fulfill two core requirements.

- New Global and Cultural Awareness class requirement.

- New classes created to fulfill Wellness and Math requirements: Math 102 and PE 105.

- Stronger emphasis on oral communication in Advanced Writing requirement."


It mostly sounds trivial, though I do wonder what they mean by "Global and Cultural Awareness," and think that while increased work on oral communication is probably good, it's less good if at comes at the expense of some of the emphasis on writing. My impression right now is that students, on average, both enter and leave the university with depressingly inadequate writing skills.

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