At American Jewish University, we understand that we have an urgent task to fulfill: to prepare our students to flourish in, as well as to contribute to, our multi-faceted 21st Century world. We therefore want to educate our students both to have a clear sense of their own identity - to be grounded by a knowledge of who they are and the values that can guide them during their lives - and to be equipped and eager to participate fully and freely in this increasingly sophisticated world.
Along with giving our students a well-rounded understanding of our dynamic society, American Jewish University's Core Curriculum highlights our unique strengths as a learning institution:
- We are a Jewish institution focused on the concept of an ancient, vital, and evolving Jewish Civilization, as well as the importance and significance of Israel to our modern Jewish world.
- As a small Liberal Arts college, our size frees us to work across disciplinary lines to create an integrated curriculum, even while we maintain a high standard of training in specialized areas/majors.
- The faculty is committed to creating the framework through which students can hone their critical thinking, writing, and speaking abilities. All Core Curriculum classes are designed to provide students the opportunity to improve these crucial intellectual skills.
- We are a values-oriented learning institution that integrates ethical issues into the curriculum.
- We believe that, through engaging with the larger world, one will gain the knowledge, confidence, and skills to translate one's ethical values into action. Thus, we encourage our students to have internship experiences and develop leadership skills through co-curricular activities. We also integrate Experiential Learning and Service Learning into the Core Curriculum.
For more information about the Core Curriculum, please visit the Academic Catalog under the College of Arts & Sciences