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2006-2007 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2006-2007 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education

General Education at Eastern Illinois University offers students an intellectual foundation for their future academic, professional, and personal lives.  Mindful scholarship necessitates not only dedicated study but also reflection on the purposes and consequences of that study.  By fostering serious and enthusiastic learning, Eastern Illinois University seeks to instill the value of intellectual curiosity and lifelong education in its students.  Equipped with the values and traditions of scholarship, students will be better prepared to fulfill their duties as responsible citizens and capable leaders in a diverse world.

The mission of the General Education program at Eastern Illinois University is three-fold:

  • to enhance student literacy and oral communication
  • to encourage students to think critically and reflectively; and
  • to introduce students to knowledge central to responsible global citizenship

For additional information, including requirements and courses, see the General Education program.