The CORE Curriculum provides a pedagogical framework for students to develop their skills in becoming competent, resourceful, global leaders. The curriculum explicitly teaches critical thinking in the humanities and social and natural sciences. The curriculum reinforces respect for diverse viewpoints and ethical values in the academy. Students develop effective problem solving skills for addressing real world problems, and intellectual humility through service learning. Students engage in quantitative and qualitative research in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities as they understand the complexities of the human condition.
Fisk University Academic Excellence
From its founding in 1866, academic excellence has been the hallmark of Fisk University, one of the foremost research and teaching universities in the United States. Fisk offers its students an exceptional curriculum and dynamic learning and mentoring experiences with an award-winning, professionally renowned faculty.
School Of Humanities & Behavioral Social Sciences
The disciplines of Psychology, English, Music, Political Science, Sociology, History, Art, and Languages comprise the Department of Humanities & Behavioral Sciences.
School Of Natural Sciences, Mathematics & Business
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School Of Graduate Studies
Learn more about our graduate offerings and special academic partnerships.
Special Academic Programs
The honors program is designed for students who have demonstrated academic capability.
Learn about Fisk's Distance Education opportunities.
Academic Excellence & Student Performance
Support for students experiencing academic difficulty.
Fisk Altitude Achievement Missile Team
Inspiring young students in urban environments to become young scholars in STEM.
Get information on the Federal LEAD Programs at Fisk.
Learn more about Fisk Summer Programs, Mini-College and Talented Tenth.
Learn about Fisk's pre-professional program options.
We have designed a Sample Syllabus with selected elements of an effective syllabus, as well as recommended language related to University policies and resources for students. Although it is a syllabus for a particular course, the format can be adapted to probably most any other courses.