Directorate of General Studies
The Directorate of General Studies of Iconic Open University is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the general studies courses offered at the 100 and 200 levels of the university. These courses are designed to provide students with a broad-based education that complements their specialized academic pursuits.
The general studies courses are designed in line with the NUC Core Curriculum Minimum Academic Standard (CCMAS) to ensure that students receive a well-rounded education that covers a range of subjects and disciplines. These courses are aimed at developing students’ critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills, as well as their awareness of societal issues and ethical considerations.
The Directorate of General Studies also organizes seminars and workshops for students, faculty, and staff in various departments and faculties. These seminars and workshops provide opportunities for intellectual exchange and professional development. They may cover a wide range of topics, including research methodologies, teaching strategies, and emerging trends in different academic disciplines.
The Directorate works closely with the relevant departments and faculties to ensure that the general studies courses align with the specific requirements of each programme of study. They collaborate with faculty members to develop and update course materials, and provide guidance and support to instructors teaching general studies courses.
Overall, the Directorate of General Studies plays a crucial role in promoting interdisciplinary learning and broadening the intellectual horizons of students at Iconic Open University.