2017-18 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs

Developmental Content

Three broad developmental categories, each with specific objectives, constitute general education at MSU. To ensure that all aspects are included in the undergraduate experience, students must take courses from each area.  The objectives for these broad areas are:

Critical Capacities and Skills (CCS) requires a student to demonstrate the capacity to think critically, write, collaborate, communicate, solve problems, and to deploy skills related to information and quantitative literacy.

  • CCS1 Problem Solving
  • CCS2 Information Literacy
  • CCS3 Critical Reading
  • CCS4 Quantitative Literacy
  • CCS5 Oral/Written Communications
  • CCS6 Collaboration

Personal and Social Responsibility (PSR) requires a student to develop an understanding and commitment to individual well-being and to civic life and community needs.

  • PSR1 Relationships and Value Systems
  • PSR2 Responding to Community Needs
  • PSR3 Individual Well-Being

Interconnecting Perspectives (IP) requires a student to study, reflect, and apply the understanding of diverse global and domestic perspectives both in the classroom and in a global setting.

  • IP1 Knowledge
  • IP2 Experience