The purpose of general education is to provide all students with learning experiences that are necessary to enable them to maintain responsible and satisfying relationships to society and the environment. To that end, the Board of Trustees of Lake Land College has adopted the following as specific goals of general education:
Communication: Students will communicate professionally and effectively through
Critical Thinking: Students will apply critical thinking skills through
Problem Solving: Students will demonstrate scientific and quantitative problem-solving skills through
Diversity: Students will recognize the unique characteristics of others through
Citizenship: Students will demonstrate civic responsibility by
Foundational Knowledge: Students will demonstrate foundational knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences.
It is the policy of Lake Land College to include in its General Education requirements course work on improving human relations. This policy includes improvement in understanding about race, ethnicity, gender and related issues as they impact on racism, gender bias, and sexual harassment. The General Education course work addresses the issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and other issues as they relate to racism and sexual harassment as a part of its discipline. Each discipline includes course work which is appropriate to that area of study.
Lake Land College has adopted the General Education Core Curriculum of the Illinois Articulation Initiative as the general education requirement for the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees effective with students entering the College summer 1998 or thereafter. Associate in Engineering Science The AES degree is designed for students to complete some of the General Education requirements at the senior institution.