The Core Curriculum is Dominican’s rich, multidisciplinary approach to supporting students in achieving Dominican’s institutional learning outcomes which range from academic and personal goals to social and communal goals. The components of the Dominican Experience are embedded throughout the Core to support students in all aspects of their educational experience. Visit our catalog to view categories and courses.
The Core Curriculum is Dominican’s general education program. It is our commitment that all undergraduates will have the opportunity to gain essential skills and acquire a breadth of knowledge that will serve them in any career and toward achieving their life goals.
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Stand out from the crowd with these essential job skills.
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Learn essential skills in analyzing and creating the many ways we communicate with each other every day. This course prepares you for communicative success in your college career and beyond.
Learn the basic principles of life, leading to a broader understanding of our biological environment and our place within it.
Learn the foundations of graphic design, including layout and typography using leading design programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign.
Shakespeare and Social Justice
Bridge the study of literature with the restorative practices of theater to foster community-engaged learning through Dominican’s unique partnership with the Marin Shakespeare Company.
Introduction to Psychology
Immerse yourself in the theories of personality, psychological development, personality disorders, social psychology, cognition, motivation and emotion, and much more.
Health Care Ethics and Equity
This course will introduce you to ethical theory in Western philosophy followed by an investigation of the communal, institutional, social policy, and global dimensions of health care.