General Education Statement

The University of Arkansas at Hope-Texarkana’s general education curriculum is one through which students obtain the depth and breadth of knowledge and the skills and attitudes required for living and working in the diverse and technological society of the 21st century. The general education curriculum is the primary way students demonstrate their ability to think, reason, compute, communicate, understand, and pursue a life of learning and adaptation. The general education curriculum is required in all Associate degree and Technical Certificate programs.

The faculty and staff agree, through a body of courses and educational experiences, to enrich students’ lives and serve as an example of life-long learning. In addition, their educational experience should expose students to the importance of academic integrity, the value of a positive attitude and common courtesy, and the necessity of professionalism. Such qualities are the foundations upon which individuals build lives of independence, significance, and value.

With the General Education Statement in mind, the faculty and staff of UA HOPE-TEXARKANA adopt the following statements as evidence of common knowledge and intellectual concepts that every educated person should have. These include the ability to:

  1. Recognize the legal and ethical use of information as well as the interconnections of locating, evaluating, applying, and sharing knowledge as it relates to specific tasks, purposes, projects, and general education through the use of analytical and critical thinking skills;
  2. Express independent and clear communication of thoughts, views, issues, and ideas demonstrated through speaking, writing, listening, and reading;
  3. Make reasoned conclusions including the use of mathematical and scientific concepts and principles;
  4. Use basic computer skills and technology to acquire and process information;
  5. Exhibit a broad knowledge and understanding of human culture through history, government, wellness, the humanities, and the fine arts.