Jul 02, 2022  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2020 - 2021 
    
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2020 - 2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education Summary: Traditional Undergraduate


Programs may require that students select specific general education courses. See program requirements for details.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate comprehension of the Christian story, beginning with the central story of Jesus and continuing with the story of the church, with particular attention to the Anabaptists.
  2. Students will demonstrate comprehension of their own and other people’s stories in relation to personal, cultural and historical contexts.
  3. Students will demonstrate comprehension of disciplinary narratives and methodologies and their interaction with Christian faith traditions.
  4. Students will demonstrate competency in oral communication.
  5. Students will demonstrate competency in written communication.
  6. Students will demonstrate competency in mediated communication.
  7. Students will demonstrate competency in quantitative communication.
  8. Students will demonstrate competency in multi-lingual communication.
  9. Students will demonstrate the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, events, contexts and ethical perspectives and ramifications before accepting or formulating an opinion or pursuing a course of action.  Students will demonstrate inductive and deductive reasoning utilizing quantitative and qualitative information.  Students will apply knowledge of disciplinary methodologies.
  10. Students will identify information needed in order to fully understand a topic or task, explain how that information is organized, identify the best sources of information for a given enquiry, locate and critically evaluate sources, and accurately and effectively share that information.
  11. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the nature of wellness and become skillful in the holistic care of self.
  12. Students will demonstrate the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make a difference in the life of communities.

Focus Series


Tools of Human Inquiry and Communication


Oral Communication


Foreign Language


  • Level III high school language with grades of c- or better in final semester, Elementary, level II, college language study or Examination (CLEP, local examination, TOEFL, or IELTS)

Modes of Human Inquiry and Thought


Stewardship of the Body


Key for General Education Summary: Undergraduate


  1. Transfer students: Students who transfer into Fresno Pacific University with a minimum of 50 transferable units received prior to attendance at FPU may meet the general education history requirement (courses marked with a one) in one of the following ways:
    1. Two semesters at a prior institution of world history or Western civilization.
    2. Two of the following at FPU: Ancient Civilizations, Medieval/Early Modern Civilizations or Modern Civilizations.
    3. One semester at a prior institution and one semester at FPU of the following:
      • If ancient civilization at a previous institution, then at FPU either Medieval/Early Modern Civilizations or Modern Civilizations.
      • If modern civilizations at a previous institution, then at FPU either Ancient Civilizations or Medieval/Early Modern Civilizations. Refer to the course overlap policy.
  2. Specific requirement for liberal studies major.
  3. For liberal studies major: PE 120 - Dance Movement