The General Education Core has a firm foundation in UC’s Academic Plan, to reaffirm liberal education as the core to preparing students as life-long learners. Our General Education course requirements are purposefully designed to strengthen four important learning outcomes or competencies throughout the student’s progress toward their degree.
Undergraduate courses at the University of Cincinnati promote development of four Baccalaureate Competencies.
Information Literacy is an essential skill that supports each of the competencies and must permeate every component of the General Education Core. Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and effectively use the information. It enables learners to master content and extend their investigations, become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their learning. (Information Literacy Rubric)