History and Development of the Program
In 2003-2004 the Bates faculty began a discussion of the General Education curriculum by considering the goals of a Bates Education. This work culminated in a list of faculty goals and the decision to continue the process of reviewing our General Education curriculum in the 2004-2005 academic year through the work of a Coordinating Committee and Design Team. During the 04-05 academic year, these Committees reviewed, developed, and presented to the campus a number of ways to organize a curriculum and articulated the rationale for each approach. At year’s end, three models articulating different ways to approach the goals were presented to the campus.
The links below document the history and development of the current General Education curriculum at Bates College: