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Learn about the many reasons the University of Idaho could be a perfect fit for you. Schedule Your Visit

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Alternative Service Break

Travel to Ecuador, Nicaragua or the Philippines during winter break Dec. 27, 2016 to Jan. 9, 2017. Application deadline Sunday, Sept. 18. Apply for ASB

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Parent Orientation

Students and parents can learn their way around campus and discover the many opportunities at UI. Orientation events are Aug. 18-21. Register

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UI Retirees Association

UIRA has a membership of nearly 500 from every part of the University. Learn More

General Education

What educational competencies and skills do you, as a Vandal, need the day after your graduation?

We know that the skills in civic, ethical and collaborative engagement with diverse groups are critical for a well educated citizen. In a recent survey of employers, they revealed that colleges need to increase their focus on:

  • Written and oral communication
  • Critical thinking and analytical reasoning
  • The application of knowledge and skills in real-world settings
  • Complex problem-solving and analysis
  • Ethical decision-making
  • Teamwork skills
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Concepts and developments in science and technology

The University of Idaho's General Education Curriculum is at the heart of a broad-based, multi-year liberal educational experience. These learning outcomes, aligned with the University of Idaho's Five Learning Outcomes, seek to address the question of what it is that entails a twenty-first century educated person, and meet the needs of employers, a democratic society and the challenges of a rapidly changing and diverse world.

General Education

Physical Address:
347C Administration Building

Mailing Address:
College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3154
Moscow, ID 83844-3154

Phone: 208-885-4947

Email: kbird@uidaho.edu

Web: General Education

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