Seven domains of learning form the foundation of the general education curriculum at Shenandoah University. Each domain fosters at least one element of the program’s primary objectives. The general education program at Shenandoah University exposes students to multiple methods of thinking, questioning and knowing. Through an exploration of the domains of effective communication, artistic expression, quantitative literacy, the nature of science, moral reasoning, the individual in society, and the individual in the world, students develop an awareness of the world around them and the ability to perform effectively in the communities in which they engage.
The following is an overview of the seven domains. A maximum of six credits per domain may count toward a student’s general education requirements with the exception of the effective communication domain (in which students may take nine credits) and the nature of science domain (in which students may take a maximum of eight credits).