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New General Education Curriculum

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The new IDEAs in Action curriculum is designed to develop students’ overarching capacities to prepare them for citizenship, leadership, lifelong learning, and the careers of the future. -Photo by Donn Young

The IDEAs in Action curriculum, endorsed by the UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Council on April 12, emphasizes the first-year experience, key "focus capacities" and experiential learning.

After a three-year process involving hundreds of faculty, students, staff and other key stakeholders, Carolina will have a new General Education curriculum for undergraduates beginning in fall 2021.

All undergraduates entering Carolina spend their first two years in the College of Arts & Sciences as they complete their General Education requirements – the ideas and capacities every student is required to master regardless of major.

The new IDEAs in Action curriculum – IDEA stands for Identify, Discover, Evaluate and Act – was endorsed by the UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Council on April 12. It will replace the Making Connections curriculum adopted in 2006.

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The Office of Undergraduate Education
Campus Box 3504
Steele Building
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3504
919-843-7773
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