Coe Plan

A Coe Education

From the moment students formally announce their entrance into the Coe community by ringing the Victory Bell at orientation to a similar moment four years later at graduation, each aspect of their education is guided by Coe’s mission to prepare them for life.

Coe introduces students to a variety of experiences through internships, off-campus study, and individual research with faculty, as well as special guest lecturers and personal career planning and advice.

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Coe enables , students to have the opportunity to learn from industry and academic professionals around the country and world.

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Coe College encourages its students to gain a global perspective by offering off-campus study through exchange programs. Students can study and receive course credit at universities in France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Northern Ireland, Spain, Sweden and Thailand.

A liberal arts education at Coe College prepares students to engage with the challenges they face as active participants in the twenty-first century. Coe graduates are informed by the knowledge acquired in the liberal arts tradition and equipped with the skills and knowledge that ground meaningful lives and fulfilling careers. Coe graduates are connected and accountable to local, national, and global communities and are prepared to engage unfamiliar situations, emerging technologies, and diverse perspectives. Coe students will: 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of foundational concepts, standards of practice, and major schools of thought within at least one discipline.
  • Understand ways of knowing from multiple disciplines.
  • Acquire the skills to:
    • understand, interpret, and generate written, oral, visual and quantitative information
    • evaluate multiple types and sources of information 
    • question assumptions and draw reasoned conclusions 
    • foster innovative and creative thinking 
    • express themselves effectively
  • Be able to participate in a global society with an understanding of and respect for linguistic, ethnic, and cultural diversity.
  • Recognize their connections to various communities, and be able to responsibly engage with those communities.
  • Integrate academic learning with significant educational experiences beyond the classroom.
  • Develop an awareness of their own values, be able to engage in thoughtful consideration of the values of others, and understand the ethical import of their actions.

These outcomes are met through the College’s First-Year Experience, General Education Distribution, Writing Emphasis courses, a focused Area of Study and the College’s Practicum experiences.

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