Students should set the direction for their individual learning path. At many schools, the curriculum is either unstructured or rigidly defined. Minerva’s curriculum is intentionally designed to balance breadth and depth.
Beginning with the first-year Cornerstone courses, you are introduced to the Habits of Mind and Foundational Concepts (HCs), the core skills that are a common foundation for every Minerva student. Through these interdisciplinary courses — Multimodal Communications, Formal Analyses, Empirical Analyses, and Complex Systems — you will use the HCs to deepen your learning and tackle the big questions challenging our global communities.
From this base of understanding, you then construct a personalized course of study, with each semester building upon the previous one. In this way, you are able to gain both diverse knowledge and specific expertise.