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The Educated Person and Educational Methodologies

The Educated Person

The educated person is familiar with the frames of reference and habits of mind inherent in the liberal arts and sciences. In particular, the educated person is engaged in a lifelong quest to grow in the ability to think, communicate, cooperate, act, and value: to accept the challenge of living in a complex and changing global society; and to pursue meaningful work, service to others, and personal well-being.


Educational Methodologies


The faculty and administration believe that cooperation and collaboration foster the most productive learning environment. The College employs teaching methods that consider students’ individual needs and past experiences.


Some programs use learning modules. Each learning module is a topical unit of information, learning objectives, and student evaluation methods. Administered under the supervision of faculty members, this approach allows students from varied experiential backgrounds to work at their own levels of understanding, within a prescribed framework. Students are also encouraged to pursue their individual areas of professional interest through faculty-guided independent study projects.


Courses in Anatomy and Physiology, Physics, and Microbiology usually combine the lecture and laboratory learning approach and provide students the essential scientific background that is the foundation of the College’s healthcare disciplines.


The College provides the following definitions to assist students in choosing courses that meet their learning needs and lifestyles. Courses are identified on the Master Schedule as belonging to one of the categories. Courses that are not traditional have the following designations: Hybrid (H) and Online (O).