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立博体育平台的方向: 课程重

An innovative approach to the General Education Curriculum

There are no two college students that are exactly alike, and neither are their paths to graduation. That’s why 中北书院 created 立博体育平台的方向, a revolutionary approach to the General Education Curriculum that puts your journey through college in your hands.




As part of 立博体育平台的方向, you will select one of eight iCons, or interdisciplinary connections, which will guide you through a series of engaging, inspiring and vigorous courses, every one of which will center on an idea or topic that you are passionate about. Want to protect the planet for future generations? Become a true citizen of the world? Break down divisions between people? Whatever your calling might be, your chosen iCon will serve as a centerpiece of your undergraduate experience.

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Building a foundation for exploration

Along the way, you’ll go beyond your iCon to learn and participate in the community. You’ll conduct research, intern, work and design your own capstone project. You’ll gain essential skills in the liberal arts, study the places in your life that mean something to you as well as your place in them, learn how to maintain physical and emotional wellness, and participate in high-impact practices that make the most of your college experience.

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立博体育平台的方向 will make you a curious, 深思熟虑的, ethical student—and your majors and minors will take you the rest of the way to fulfilling your ambition. 在立博在线体育, we recognize that an undergraduate degree should not be about checking requirements off a list. These years are about finding your passion, awakening your drive to learn and readying you to make an impact in a dynamic world. 所以规划你自己的路线. 立博在线体育会提供地图.



iCons: Interdisciplinary Connections


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Why We Created 立博体育平台的方向


中北书院 strongly encourages you to engage in additional opportunities outside the classroom during your college career. 其中包括学习, traveling during May term as part of a course and completing service-learning trips and internships. Learning in these contexts will broaden your mind and introduce you to new perspectives, illuminating the lessons you'll take from 立博体育平台的方向. Contact your advisor to learn more about these opportunities and find out which ones are right for you.



There are a myriad of ways you can approach your general education experience here at 中北书院. We are happy to provide you with outlines, 课程的选择, and iCon frameworks that will assist you in getting the most out of your education.

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