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Welcome to SIU University Core Curriculum

The University Core Curriculum shapes the structure of general education at SIU. Our Program Overview contains pages listing all UCC courses, course descriptions, and some recent syllabi. Other pages explain various ways to satisfy UCC requirements. Finally, we offer additional information for Instructors, Academic Advisors, and Transfer Students.

Liberal Education, Your Success, Our Nation's Future

What is LEAP? "Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) is a national advocacy, campus action, and research initiative that champions the importance of a twenty-first century liberal education - for individuals and for a nation dependent on economic creativity and democratic vitality."

The Essential Learning Outcomes

→  Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World
→  Intellectual and Practical Skills
→  Personal and Social Responsibility
→  Integrative Learning

More information about LEAP.