Lake Erie College’s CORE (General Education) Program

LEC’s general education program is called CORE, an acronym for Checkpoints On Your Road to Empowerment. The word “empowerment” is included by design and aligns with the use of the word in LEC’s vision statement.


Lake Erie College provides a personalized education grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Through two categories—基本的熟练程度 and the 通识教育课程--the CORE is foundational to the study of the liberal arts as it enables students to attain the knowledge and skills necessary to become creative, 负责任的, 积极参与的全球公民.

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目标: To enhance the basic academic skills necessary for success in college and beyond. As these proficiencies are foundational courses for success within major and minor fields of studies, students should strive to complete these proficiencies by the beginning of their junior year.

Candidates for all bachelor’s degrees must complete the following courses:

目标: Students will develop the ability to write effectively with

  • EN 101 Principles of Composition and Research (3 SH)

  • EN 201大学高级写作(3 SH)

目标: Students will develop the ability to present effectively.

  • 公共演讲基础(3学分)

目标: Students will develop a familiarity with a non-English language and an understanding of the cultural contexts in which that language is used as a means of communication. Students must complete the two-semester sequence in the same target language.

Students will complete 2 semesters within 1 language from the options below:

  • IT 101/IT 101L Beginning Italian I and Language Lab (3, 1 SH)

  • IT 102/ IT 102L Beginning Italian II and Language Lab (3, 1 SH)

  • SP 101/SP 101L Beginning Spanish I and Language Lab (3, 1 SH)

  • SP 102/ SP 102L Beginning Spanish II and Language Lab (3, 1 SH)

  • LA190 & LA191 Other Non-English Language as Approved (6-8 SH)

目标: Students will develop the ability to use quantitative reasoning and mathematical techniques to analyze and solve problems. 完成以下任意1门课程:

  • MT 106 Geometry and Statistics for Education (3 SH)

    • [note: MT 105 is a required prerequisite for this course)

  • MT 108数学漫游(3学分)

  • MT 109微积分预科I(4学分)

  • MT 110微积分预备II(3学分)


Through the 通识教育课程 students are equipped with the knowledge necessary for careers as well as gaining the flexibility to face changes and develop the habits of lifelong learning. The courses in the general education section of the CORE encourage self-discovery, 创造性地解决问题, 批判性分析. These courses also may employ interdisciplinary components including communication, 创造性表达, 文化意识. Students are encouraged to consider how each general education choice relates to other courses within the CORE curriculum and to their respective majors.


目标: Students will develop the ability to examine ethical dimensions of human choices and behavior


  • HON 125 Critical Thinking as a Habit of Mind, Honors (3 SH)

  • HU 120穿越时空(3小时)

  • HU 125 Critical Thinking Through Controversy (3 SH)

  • PO 201 Introduction to Political Ideologies (3 SH)

  • PR 101哲学导论 (3 SH)

  • PR 103伦理导论(3 SH)

  • PR 105 History and Philosophy of Science (3 SH)

  • PR 111西方文化问题(3学分)

  • PR 201逻辑导论(3 SH)


目标: Students will develop the ability to engage with and analyze literature as a creative means of human expression. 完成以下任意1门课程:

  • EN 140临界分析原理(3 SH)

  • en220英国主要作家(3学分)

  • 美国主要作家(3学分)


目标: Students will develop an awareness cultures and values


  • EDC 216 Social Studies for Elementary Teachers II (3 SH)

  • ge101地理导论 (3 SH)

  • ge200世界地理(3 SH)

  • IS 200 Peoples and Cultures in Contrast (3 SH)

  • IT 211 Italian Culture and Civilization (3 SH)

  • PO 212比较政治学(3 SH)

  • POP 101流行文化研究概论(三修)

  • PR 238世界宗教(3 SH)

  • 留学经历(3学分)


目标: Students will explore the diversity of scientific methodology and the processes of the natural world. 完成以下任意一门课程:*

  • BI 100生物学概念(3学分)

  • ES 104 Introduction to Environmental Science (3 SH)

  • ch100化学背景 (3 SH)

  • PC 106 Introduction to Physical Science (3 SH)

  • SC 115 Science for Elementary Teachers I (3 SH)

  • 科学与社会,荣誉(3 SH)

*主修或辅修生物学的学生, 化学, or environmental science do not take a course in this goal.


目标: 学生将研究文化如何, 社会结构, historical context have an impact on individual perception, 行动与价值观.


目标: Students will develop an understanding of the techniques and strategies appropriate to behavioral or social sciences.

  • EC 100经济学概论 (3 SH)

  • EC 201宏观经济学原理 (3 SH)

  • EC 202微观经济学原理(3 SH)

  • PO 101 Introduction to Political Science (3 SH)

  • PS 101普通心理学(3 SH)

  • 社会学概论(3 SH)

目标: Students will develop an understanding of the principles, structures and processes under which we govern ourselves and exercise our rights and responsibilities as citizens.

  • EDC 215 Social Studies for Elementary I (3 SH)

  • PO 110美国国家政府(3 SH)

  • PO 202公共政策(3 SH)

  • PO 205国家和地方政府(3 SH)

  • Po 210 u.S. 外交政策(3 SH)

  • PO 214国际关系(3 SH)

目标: Students will develop an understanding of change and continuity from a historical perspective.

  • HI 105 American History I: Colonial Times to 1877 (3 SH)

  • HI 106 American History II: 1877 to the Present (3 SH)

  • HI 125现代世界史(3学分)

  • HI 132 Western Civilization I: Beginnings to 1400 (3 SH)

  • HI 138 Western Civilization II: 1400 to 1815 (3 SH)

  • HI 203波旁王朝 (3 SH)

  • HI 205非裔美国人历史(3 SH)

  • HI 230 History of Middle East/History of Islam (3 SH)

  • 文艺复兴与宗教改革(3 SH)

  • 古地中海历史(3 SH)

  • HI 240中世纪欧洲史 (3 SH)


目标: Students will engage with aesthetic forms both in theory and practice.


  • AT 102设计(3 SH)

  • AT 103尺寸设计(3 SH)

  • at104体验视觉艺术(3学分)

  • 图1 (3 SH)

  • AT 114雕塑I (4 SH)

  • AT 205陶瓷I (4 SH)

  • DN 104舞蹈在它的时间(3小时) GD 110平面设计基础(3 SH)

  • MU 104 Introduction to the Art of Music (3 SH)

  • TH 104戏剧概论(三年级)

  • 第106号署理一级(3sh)

  • th108性能理论与分析(3学分)

  • TH 210 Physical Training and Performance Techniques (3 SH)