Liberal Learning at CNU

The Liberal Learning Curriculum at Christopher Newport University focuses on the skills students will need for success at work, at home and in the community. Liberal learners develop the logical reasoning and critical thinking skills, the persuasive communication skills, and the effective problem solving skills that will make them competitive in a global marketplace. 

The Liberal Learning Council has developed Goals for Liberal Learning to help faculty, students and parents better understand the principles of the liberal learning curriculum.

CNU students begin their academic careers by taking courses in the Liberal Learning Core Curriculum.  The Liberal Learning Core Curriculum consists of:

Liberal Learning Foundations

Liberal Learning Areas of Inquiry