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The goals of our First Year Experience program are aligned with our institutional mission, our core values, and the goals of our General Education program. The program is designed to promote:

  1. recognition of the personal, communal, and political implications of the Big History story;
  2. critical and creative thinking in a manner that awakens curiosity and enhances openness to multiple perspectives; and,
  3. development of reading, thinking, and research skills to enhance one’s ability to evaluate and articulate understanding of one’s place in the unfolding universe.


Presented at Asian Association of World Historians Third Congress, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, May 29-31, 2015