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Skidmore College
Academics at Skidmore

New Curriculum

The new curriculum reorganizes the curriculum into four components: 

  1. Integrations: ways of exploring connections among the various courses and experiences that constitute a liberal arts education. One course is required in each of the following:
    • The First-Year Experience.
    • The Bridge Experience.
    • The Senior Experience Coda.
  2. Foundations: fundamental skills and knowledge essential to a liberal arts education. One course is required in each of the following:
    • Applied Quantitative Reasoning.
    • Global Cultural Perspectives.
    • Language Study.
    • Expository Writing.
  3. Inquiries: coursework that ensures breadth in understanding unique perspectives and modes of exploration. One course is required in each of the following:
    • Artistic Inquiry through Practice.
    • Humanistic Inquiry and Practice.
    • Scientific Inquiry through Practice.
  4. In the major: a set of requirements that are determined by faculty in each discipline. Although specific learning outcomes may vary among disciplines, all students will be required to show proficiency in the following areas:
    • Information Literacy.
    • Oral Communication.
    • Technology Literacy.
    • Visual Literacy.
    • Writing in the Major