Christopher Newport University involves students in a rich, multifaceted tradition of intellectual exploration grounded in the common principles of liberal learning. The program of study develops students’ capacities of empowerment, knowledge and responsibility. All coursework at Christopher Newport – whether in the liberal learning core, in the major or in elective courses or courses in a minor – seeks to introduce, reinforce, and advance student aptitude in these primary capacities.
- Knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world
- Intellectual and practical skills
- Personal and social responsibility
- Integrative learning
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.