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Teaching the Liberal Arts Core

The Purpose of the Core at Fordham
Fordham’s Core Curriculum is a central part of its larger mission and identity as a university in the Catholic and Jesuit tradition preparing its students for responsible leadership in a global society.

The “Core” plays a key role in the undergraduate curriculum as a whole. As students’ majors and electives allow specialization and individualization in their studies, the core curriculum assures that every student’s undergraduate education is anchored, as a whole, in the liberal arts. The Core Curriculum provides an ongoing developmental context for students’ studies and a framework for the entire undergraduate education.

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