Graceland’s academic programs are rooted in the liberal arts which gives our students the skills to go out into the working environment and change the world. Our essential education is driven by student desires and is rooted in innovation, sustainability, and social change.
Graceland's academic programs are rooted in the liberal arts. And this is important, because that prepares students to go out, and have the skills that employers are looking for, in order to solve the big problems of the world. The way that we've designed our core curriculum is around these big and enduring questions. And we asked the students, what are the themes you want our coursework to focus on? And the students resoundingly gave us those themes. One is innovation. We're watching innovation happen around us in the world every day. Another sustainability, it is an incredibly important topic with students nowadays. And the third is social change. And so it's going to give students those skills. And it's going to teach students those skills through solving big and enduring real world problems that they will not get at any other universities.
We're trying to teach students how to think differently about the world, and about all the things that they engage with. So critical thinking is not just a sort of skill that you like, tick the box and learn it's something that it stems from curiosity, and it's only built upon, the more things that you do and enter. Ultimately, we're interested in students coming away from Graceland, having a sense that they know how to live a well examined life. A life that is meaningful that they can find something to do that will be something that they're excited about.
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