2021-2022 Course Catalog

Mission Related Course Requirements

The three primary themes of the University mission are Engagement and Responsibility,  Global and International Understanding, and Sustainability and the Environment. The General Education program is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of these aspects of the mission. Students take a minimum of one 3-credit course from each of these mission-related areas. If a course is listed under two mission themes, it can only fulfill one theme course.

  • Engagement and Responsibility (EGR)
    • Students will analyze and differentiate such relevant social and political constructs as race, class, gender, ethnicity, rights, and justice, and apply those concepts to the topic(s) under study.
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for their own positions through such strategies as attentiveness to the ideas and struggles of others, strong communication skills, and consensus building.
  • Global and International (GBL)
    • Students will demonstrate understanding of global interdependence and local cultural values from multiple perspectives (e.g., social, cultural, economic, political, environmental).
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to critically assess global and local events, processes, trends and/or issues, and be able to place one’s own culture in that context.
  • Sustainability and the Environment (SEE)
    • Students will articulate the impact that humans have on the environment and how this affects health and social justice issues.
    • Students will describe sustainable processes and evaluate the impact of those processes on social, environmental, and/or economic systems.


Current Undergraduate students may fulfill Mission Related requirements at other institutions through Summer Study but must check with Advising@chatham.edu to confirm that these courses will be accepted at Chatham.  


Transfer students will be informed during the transfer evaluation process as to which of their prior courses may fulfill these Mission Related requirements.