What Makes This Different?
Typically, universities teach courses in disciplinary "silos" with little regard for integrating ideas outside the discipline. Team teaching facilitates looking at an issue from more than one perspective - the ACU Core is designed to help you do just that. By incorporating teachers from various disciplines into each course, we intentionally challenge you to make those comparisons and connections.
The new university Core is designed primarily to help you think. Classroom activity will not focus on the professor as presenter and you as audience, but on you as an engaged participant with faculty as guides. Professors will assist you in examining, critiquing and assessing information, solving problems, and making decisions.
The questions asked by the Core are enduring questions that have been asked for centuries and will be asked for a long time to come. You will be invited to explore your own answers. These are questions that invite you into dialogue about what brings meaning, purpose and value to life.