SUNY Brockport’s general education experience prepares you for a future in a complex, interconnected world by engaging you in problem-solving from multiple perspectives, providing you with skills and knowledge that lead to success in your major and professional endeavors, and establishing a foundation for lifelong learning.
Brockport’s Learning for Life general education program is 31-40 credits.* The combination of classes that students select is up to them, based on their professional, personal, and intellectual interests.
Learning for Life
In Foundations courses, students develop essential skills for upper division course work in the general education and major programs.
Written Communication (3)
Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning (3)
World Language (3)
In Critical Perspectives courses, students explore and practice varied approaches and ways of reasoning that foster critical thinking and problem solving.
Social Sciences (3)
The Arts (3)
Natural Science and Scientific Reasoning with lab (4)
Cultural Engagement courses prepare students for global citizenship in a complex and diverse society while offering more challenging learning contexts for skill development.
U. S. History and Civic Engagement (3)
Diversity: Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice (3)
World History and Global Awareness (3)
Contemporary Issues (3)
Centered on an urgent problem or enduring question, a Connections course is the culminating experience of the GE program. It engages students in problem solving from multiple perspectives using multiple modes of inquiry, allowing them to integrate knowledge across varying contexts.
Perspectives on Gender (3)
Engages students in a critical exploration of feminist theories and the construction of gender across multiple contexts to investigate how forms of social identity are embedded in and shaped by diverse social, political, and cultural realities.
*Some general education courses will have critical thinking and information literacy learning outcomes embedded within the knowledge or skill area. Oral Communication, Contemporary Issues, and Perspectives on Gender can also be embedded within another general education course.