The 2013 Engaged Citizen Experience Theme is: “Sustainability, Climate Change and the New Green Revolution.”
The Drake Curriculum is Drake University’s general education program that blends with a student’s major and their experiential and co-curricular learning in order to help them achieve the learning outcomes that distinguish a Drake Graduate: students who contribute responsibly to the development of their own learning will find here classes that help them prepare for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship through collaborative learning and the integration of the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation. You can find the full mission learning outcomes in Drake's Mission Explication. Through these pages you can explore the seminars and areas of inquiry that make up the Drake Curriculum and identify the courses that will fulfill this important part of your Drake education.
Through the links on this page you can explore the specific requirements of the Drake Curriculum including a first year seminar, the “areas of inquiry” including an sophomore level engaged citizen requirement, and a senior capstone experience.
The Drake Curriculum contributes to specific objectives drawn from Drake’s commitment to build an exceptional learning environment including to:
A. Enhance the integration of liberal and professional education, with a strong focus on reflective practice, ethics and leadership
B. Focus the Drake Curriculum on the achievement of mission learning outcomes, with a strong focus on interdisciplinarity and engaged citizenship competencies
C. Create and enhance global and interdisciplinary learning opportunities, including learning opportunities which bridge professional divides, for both undergraduate and graduate students
D. Expand collaborative, experiential and international learning for students, faculty and staff
E. Strengthen the integration of academic and co-curricular experiences