BG Perspective (General Education)
BG Perspective: 21st Century Liberal Studies, BGSU’s current general education program, provides the foundation for a premier liberal arts education so that BGSU students graduate prepared for self-reliant learning throughout their lives and capable of effectively participating in a democratic society. BG Perspective classes are taken by all students at BGSU, reflecting a deep conviction by the BGSU faculty, as well as leaders in all professions, that successful, satisfying lives require a wide range of skills and knowledge. Ethical integrity, reflective thinking, and active social engagement are characteristics of a liberally educated person. The BG Perspective program at BGSU emphasizes student-centered active learning so that students acquire both broad intellectual skills and a sufficient breadth of knowledge to be more successful in their major area of study and later in their chosen professions and careers. These intellectual skills include the ability to think critically and communicate effectively; the ability to understand different cultures, modes of thought, and multiple values; and the ability to investigate forces that shape the social, scientific and technological complexities of contemporary culture.