Who We Are

Liberal Learning

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.

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