Purpose of General Education
General education courses are offered by almost all universities because of its wider importance and usefulness in an individual’s life. Similarly, it is important for every student to take general education courses because it helps to promote their intellectual growth and ensures that they have acquired greater knowledge on the subject that enables them to enlarge their perspectives to serve as an educated person in knowledge-based society. In addition, another reason of studying general education courses is that it helps to stimulate continued growth as it provides knowledge of methodologies and content of several academic disciplines. Lastly, studying general education courses enables students to participate in the learning process through its prospect of class participation and considerable writing, and promote students to analyze the relationships between different academic disciplines.
The study of general education courses has increased my learning outcome to a greater extent. For instance, the study of history shows how societies and people have functioned in the past. Moreover, the study also helps to differentiate between human experiences of past and present (Stearns, 1998). Besides this, study of history has enabled me us to understand and analyze the mistakes made by ancestors. Similarly, the study of psychology helps to enhance the understanding of oneself and of others. Moreover, the study also enabled me to improve my communication skills and conflict resolution skills (Schreiner, 2015). Furthermore, study of psychology has enabled me to understand the certain behaviors of people and to help people to overcome phobias, trauma, stress and depression (The British Psychological Society, 2015). Thus, it can be said that general education courses are important to be studied by every student to develop various skills and broaden their knowledge.
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