Core Curriculum - Coastal Carolina University
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Core Curriculum for CCU Faculty

Director of the Core Curriculum

The Director of the Core Curriculum provides leadership and guides all aspects of the Core Curriculum, the assessment, and the overall evaluation of goals and student learning outcomes of the Core. The director is responsible, in conjunction with the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Analysis and the Core Curriculum Committee, for ensuring effective ongoing development, implementation and assessment of the Core Curriculum. The director reports this data and Core Curriculum recommendations to the University-wide Assessment Committee.

Core Curriculum Committee

The Core Curriculum Committee oversees and makes recommendations regarding all aspects of the core curriculum, including implementation, modification, and assessment. The committee's recommendations regarding modifications to core curriculum requirements are forwarded to the Academic Affairs Committee for approval prior to requesting Faculty Senate action. The committee reviews and makes recommendations on all student petitions regarding the Core Curriculum.

Core Curriculum, Fall 2017 forward

The new Core Curriculum provides an educational foundation in the liberal arts tradition that promotes inquiry, creativity and critical thinking.

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Pursuant to South Carolina state law all students will be required to complete POLI*201 or HIST*201 as a component of degree completion. This requirement, formerly found within the core curriculum, will be a stand-alone degree requirement independent of core curriculum courses.


Dr. Brett K. Simpson
Director of the Core Curriculum
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
KESH 210
Coastal Carolina University