Flagler Core Courses
The Flagler Core Curriculum
The Flagler Core Curriculum is our signature General Education Program. Each Flagler student, no matter their major, participates in a carefully crafted and streamlined 33-credit hour program designed to strengthen powers of free and independent inquiry through a classical and liberal education that promotes a rich sense of civic virtue in a diverse democracy.
Choice: Students select from a vast array of uniquely designed classes, with titles such as “Living in a Digital World,” “Alibies and Collaborators,” and “Adventure Literature.” These courses, specially designed by our faculty for all of our students, satisfy a wide range of interests but are unified by a vision of what it means to be a classically educated and free individual.
Key Skills: The Core is designed around nine key skills (or “literacies”) essential to cultivating a free and inquiring mind. From the vast array of options, students are required to take one class from each:
- Academic Writing
- Oral Communication
- Quantitative Reasoning
- Natural Scientific Inquiry
- Social Scientific Inquiry
- Historical Inquiry
- Social/Cultural Inquiry
- Ethical Reasoning
Civic Values: In addition, Flagler is committed to providing an education that furthers civic virtue in a diverse democracy. To that end, each Core class is themed around one of Flagler's four Core Values:
- Citizenship with Integrity
- Thoughtful Stewardship
- Respectful and Inclusive Community
- Transformative Learning
The FlagSHIP: The Core ends with a transformative capstone experience in the Sophomore year that may involve community service, original research, or study abroad. The FlagSHIP is a Flagler rite of passage that ushers the intellectually equipped student into the second half of their college experience.
Incoming Credits: If you have questions about how dual-enrollment and/or transfer credits are assessed for incoming students, please consult with our .
Take a look at the courses below and talk to your Admissions Office about which classes work best for your goals.