Table 1

A topical list of general core areas of study

Core Area Title Topics
Communication and Quantitative Skills English compostion
Mathematical skills and reasoning
Ethical and Cultural Perspectives Societal ethics and values
Global perspectives of gender, race, religion, and politics
Anthropology
Humanities and Arts Philosophical standpoints
Literature
Fine arts
Physical and Life Science Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Astronomy
Social Sciences Historical concepts and civilizations
Economics and society
Sociology
Psychology

Note. Core area titles adopted from the 2009 report by Hart Research Associate entitled, “Trends and emerging practices in general education.