The Hallmarks Core

The Hallmarks Core is a carefully designed sequence of courses that all PhilaU students complete, no matter which major they choose.  These 14 courses add up to 40 credit hours, or about a third of your education. This curriculum guides you progressively through your education in the eight Hallmarks learning goals and also provides support for the completion of your Hallmarks Folio. 

Each of the Hallmarks Core courses targets a different learning goal, while also contributing to a broader education that expands your understanding of the world.  Each year of the curriculum features one “touchstone” course, where your completion of the Hallmarks Folio is evaluated and advanced. Courses that are shown across multiple years can be taken during any of those years depending on the schedule of the individual student.

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