USM LAC Core

LCC Focus on Cultivating Student Abilities

Students matriculated in an LAC major are required to complete the Lewiston Common Core, a curriculum designed to

  • foster the knowledge and abilities students need to be effective in their personal and civic life and to be successful in their chosen career
  • provide opportunities to become a better speaker and a stronger writer
  • help students learn to find, evaluate, and utilize information
  • teaches students how to carefully think through complex questions in light of their social, cultural and historical contexts
  • emphasize connecting academic study to personal life and career choices
  • encourage students to become more clearly aware of their values and aspirations
  • cultivate the habits of mind and heart that we all need to live lives guided by a sense of social responsibility and ethical citizenship.