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The documents on this page are designed to help faculty meet the General Education program goals as they design and teach their courses. If there are other types of resources that you would like to see featured on this page, please let us know at


Did you know? The Library maintains an online archive of syllabi that members of the AU Community can review. We encourage faculty and departments to upload syllabi of General Education courses to the Library Syllabus Deposit.

Writing in General Education Courses

Professors Teresa Larkin (Physics) and Lacey Wootton (College Writing) share some insights on integrating writing into General Education courses.

General Education Faculty Assistance Program

The GEFAP program provides funds for faculty to enhance the course experience for students in General Education classes, for example through the use of student teaching assistants.

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Wildcard Courses

Wildcards are original, timely courses offered on a one-time basis, affording an opportunity to try out new ideas. New courses are often (but not always) offered as Wildcards as a prelude to proposal for a permanent place in the General Education Program.

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The General Education Program is the cornerstone of AU's undergraduate curriculum, and draws on the expertise of faculty and staff from throughout the university.

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Sophomore Seminars

The July 2010 Provost Task Force on General Education Report calls for the creation of inter-/multi-disciplinary Sophomore Seminars.

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