The faculty senate debated the possibility of adding an international component to the core curriculum at their Friday meeting in the Hastings Formal Lounge in Gorham.
The Core Curriculum Committee discussed the addition of an international component to give students increased exposure to other cultures. The committee is concerned that students could graduate without getting the perspective that studying foreign nations provides.
Other faculty said their students are already required to complete over 120 credits to graduate and adding these courses would only extend the credit hours required. Those in support of the measure cited a desire to add diversity to the core curriculum by retooling current core classes and refreshing the material.