Arts and Sciences
Methodist College approaches courses in Arts and Sciences-also called general education-in a way that is uniquely "Methodist," that is, they are both personal and professional. Our typical class size for general education courses is smaller than most institutions in the area; they do not follow the "lecture hall" mode involving teaching assistants or faculty with heavy student loads. Most Methodist College courses in Arts and Sciences include 20 or fewer students, which makes the teacher to student ratio much more personal and supportive. Students also have direct access to a dedicated faculty during office hours, advising, and student organizations.
Resulting from the unique focus of Methodist College on Nursing and Health Sciences Bachelor's degrees, general education classes at all levels also have a more professional approach: While retaining a broad perspective that focuses on key academic abilities (listed below), faculty at Methodist fine tune their disciplinary content to the professions of Nursing Health Care, helping students to see how general studies provides a solid foundation for professional success.
- Apply information literacy skills necessary to support continuous, lifelong learning.
- Demonstrate effective communication and comprehension skills
- Demonstrate the ability to use quantitative reasoning in a variety of contexts
- Examine relationships in diverse and complex environments
- Demonstrate professional ethics and practice academic integrity.
- Utilize research and critical thinking to solve problems.
- Demonstrate competencies, skills, attributes and values necessary for successful participation in a diverse, pluralistic and increasingly interdependent world.