Connecticut College is implementing a new general curriculum that builds on the College's historic strength in the liberal arts and will strengthen the academic experience for all future students.
The new curriculum, which will replace the general education program for students matriculating in the fall of 2016 and later, was developed over the last three years through a comprehensive and inclusive process called reVision.
A program that spans all four years of a student's undergraduate experience, the new curriculum, which is being called Connections, fosters an integrative and intentional approach to learning. After taking enhanced foundational courses in their first two semesters, including a first-year seminar and an interdisciplinary 100-level ConnCourse, students will explore a topic of broad intellectual significance through multiple lenses, by completing a series of thematically linked courses called an “Integrative Pathway.” The Connections curriculum also includes enhancements to the advising program, a new world languages and cultures requirement, and more.
As the new curriculum is implemented in stages over the next several years, faculty will evaluate their work through the lens of full participation, ensuring that students from all identities and backgrounds are fully included and have the opportunity to thrive at Connecticut College.