Goal Program News

Fall 2012 Brings New Classes to Program


Students beginning the GOAL program in fall 2012 will be required to complete a new course, LIB 301 Research Skills. The purpose of the course is to develop the student's information literacy skills: the ability to recognize when information is needed and to locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information. Students who successfully complete the course will receive one hour of academic credit. The course will be delivered online. LIB 301 must be taken during a student's first semester; but, no later than the second semester of the student's GOAL program. There is no substitute or transfer course that will meet this requirement.


A new math course, MTH 320 Math for Liberatl Arts, has been added for those in the Human Services, Religious Studies, and Criminal Justice programs. The purpose of this course is to give an introduction to and an appreciation for the ways quantitative and geometric reasoning inform problems encountered across a wide range of human activities - from politics and economics to social networking and games. Additionally, the course is designed to introduce the quantitative, computational and problem solving skills necessary for applying that reasoning. MTH 320 will be delivered in both face-to-face and online formats. This course will be optional to the MTH 316 Probability and Statistics course in meeting GWU's math requirement for the Human Services, Religious Studies, and Criminal Justice programs.