As rational beings, students require the intellectual rigor, integrity, and acumen necessary for the pursuit of truth. Critical reasoning stands at the core of the liberal arts tradition and is common to all disciplines. Students will learn how great thinkers have struggled with—and continue to struggle with—challenging and sometimes divisive philosophical and scientific problems in the pursuit of wisdom. Students will develop the skill of critical reasoning in many ways, including problem-solving, composing essays, and writing lab reports. In doing so, the core curriculum will encourage students to cultivate patience and intellectual humility in the search for truth.