Due to the efforts of the Core Curriculum Implementation Committee and the Core Curriculum Logistics Committee, the Marquette Core Curriculum is ready to launch for students entering Marquette in the fall of 2018.
The CCIC received over 200 course proposals from across campus for the Foundation-level Engaging Social Systems and Values requirement, the Methods of Inquiry course, the Discovery Tier courses, and the Writing Intensive requirement. To see a list of approved classes, visit the Core Revision website.
The previously approved Discovery Tier themes will be phased in over two years. Four themes will be included in the 2018-2019 Marquette Bulletin: Basic Needs and Justice; Cognition, Memory, and Intelligence; Crossing Boundaries; and Individuals and Communities. The remaining themes (Creativity and Technology, Environmental Sustainability, and Exploring the Unknown) are planned for the 2019-2020 Bulletin to allow time to expand the list of course offerings in these themes.
Faculty and departments are invited to continue to submit courses to expand the offerings in the MCC. Proposals for second-level Engaging Social Systems and Values courses are due on Friday, March 9. The CCIC has issued a call for a second round of proposals for Writing Intensive and Discovery Tier courses. These proposals are due on Friday, March 23. View current calls for MCC courses.
All changes to the Marquette Core Curriculum were completed during this year’s Bulletin editing process. Entering students will have a complete list of courses available as they register for courses for the coming year.
Continuing students (those currently enrolled at Marquette) will continue to meet current University Core of Common Studies requirements. The CCIC and University Senate have endorsed a transition polity that expands the offerings available to students as they complete their UCCS requirements. These expanded offerings can be viewed on the Core Revision website. Detailed information will be provided to advisors in advance of advising week.
More details can be found on the Core Revision website and questions may be directed to the Dr. Sarah Feldner (firstname.lastname@example.org), director of the core curriculum.