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Gen Ed Assessment

The BELL Core, the name of Belmont’s distinctive General Education curriculum, is truly a core—a common intellectual and academic experience shared by every student in every program of study. First-Year Seminar students are challenged to consider the complexities of knowledge and the different ways of knowing. Senior Capstone Seminar students engage in reflection on their years at Belmont as well as their future as a life-long learner. These courses and all of the BELL Core courses in between are designed to challenge, inspire, and, most importantly, prepare students for the future. 

Each of the goals of the BELL Core have specific assessment points within the curriculum.

Bell Core Learning Goals
Assessed In


1. General Education seeks to help students develop
     sophisticated rhetorical skills, with particular emphasis
     on written and oral language


First Year Seminar

Third Year Writing
COM1100


2. General Education seeks to help students develop
     sophisticated critical thinking (inquiry, reflection,
     and analysis) skills.


First Year Seminar

Third Year Writing
MTH1020/1080


3. General Education seeks to help students develop
     an understanding 
and enriched appreciation of the
     arts, humanities, religion, social sciences,
     and natural sciences
.


Distribution Courses 


4. General Education seeks to help students develop
     an understanding of the complex nature of the world
     and become responsibly engaged with that larger whole.


Capstone Courses


For more information on the BELL Core