Overview of the Core

The LMU Core moves from Foundations, to Explorations, to Integrations, developing over a student’s four years at the university.

  • Foundations courses are designed to introduce students to the intellectual life of LMU, guiding them to confront important issues about their values and society.
  • Explorations courses encourage students to engage in different disciplinary methods and perspectives of the humanities, arts, natural sciences, and social sciences.
  • Integrations courses challenge students to take learned skills and knowledge from the Foundation and Exploration courses, together with their majors, and apply them to interdisciplinary consideration of thematic questions.

Courses with an Engaged Learning Flag integrate classroom studies with experience beyond the classroom, challenging students to use their experiences to think more critically and deeply about what they are studying.