Education Undergrad Critical Thinking

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1. The first reason every student should be required to take general education courses is according to Washington state university learning goals general education courses promote critical thinking skills. Through assignments given in these classes, students develop the ability to problem solve and choose the right course of action to complete tasks (wsu undergrad education ucore, 2015). I think Ken Walzer from the University of Michigan sums it up best he says general education means to “begin to develop intellectual and moral imagination”(Waltzer, K. 2000). Looking back I can agree with this rationale I remember my first college assignment. I felt overwhelmed and didn’t know where to start. After reading the assignment several times, I then broke down the task into parts and then attempted to think through each section. Each course has helped me learn how to think outside the box.
2. Students who take general education classes better learn written and oral communication skills. The Washington post tells us that general education helps most students feel more comfortable speaking in front of the class and better learn how to communicate with different types of audiences (wsu undergrad education ucore, 2015). Communication is imperative when we feel comfortable and learn how to speak our thoughts and feelings effectively the changes of
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Through general education, we learn diversity. Not only are our peers from a diverse background but also there are more classes available that teaches us diversity, culture awareness and global issues (wsu undergrad education ucore 2015). I took a world religion class in college, and I love it. I learned a lot about the world around me if it weren’t for the general education requirement than I would have never taken that class. I would have missed out on knowledge that inspired me to learn about others who are different than me. In all the classes that I have taken the world religion class is by far my
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