College Core

  • Providing a Solid Base for Future Success

    At Dean College, students come first. In small classes, students get to know talented professors whose top priority is helping them succeed — and they'll gain the knowledge and skills needed in any career.

    Dean Foundations

    This seminar focuses on skills needed for transitioning to college while developing an individual success plan to set students on the right path towards achieving their goals.

    English Composition

    This course develops students’ ability to think clearly and write effectively through classroom and lab sessions focusing on concept development and implementation.

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    Composition and Literature

    The basis for developing analytical skills, this course provides skill development in discussion and analysis through an exploration of literary genres.

    Science of Wellness, Fitness and Nutrition

    This engaging lab science course is designed to familiarize students with basic knowledge in human biology by developing an awareness of concepts for general well-being.

    Quantitative and Financial Literacy

    This course emphasizes personal financial and consumer literacy while developing skills in quantitative and statistical analysis focused on the students’ process of mathematical thinking.

    Communication Fundamentals

    Interpersonal, group and public communication skills are vital to success in today’s world. This course helps students expand their communication skills and builds self-confidence.

    Discover Series

    Rather than take a series of introductory courses or survey courses in a number of different areas, students complete the Discover Series — one course in each of four areas designed to engage students in the active discovery of the world.

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