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General Education

The New Curriculum

Changes to the general education curriculum were approved by the faculty in 2013 and are scheduled for introduction in fall 2015.

Freshman Seminar Requirement

The primary goal of the freshman seminar program is to help the student develop his or her ability to engage in critical thinking and independent learning. To accomplish this, the seminars provide the student with an active small-class experience that includes opportunities for discussion, writing, and other modes of expression appropriate to the subject matter of the course.

General Education Requirements (GER)

The College has identified seven General Education Requirements (GERs) that each student must satisfy before graduation. GERs are each defined by a specific domain of knowledge, skill or experience that the faculty considers crucial to a liberal education. (from the William & Mary 2013-2014 course Catalog).

GER Course Portfolios