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General Education at Yavapai College

Purpose Statement

General education is the core and foundation of the American education experience, defining a set of values, skills and ideas that give a sense of coherence and connectedness to the learning process.

Yavapai College recognizes that general education is essential for personal and intellectual growth, an effective and innovative workforce, and a successful and vibrant civic society.

Yavapai College's General Education program is designed to encourage curiosity and an active interest in the world; practical, disciplined thinking; the development of personal and civic values; and a willingness to acknowledge and appreciate diverse cultural and historical perspectives.