Mission of the Intellectual Foundations 2014 Program

Intellectual Foundations 2014 (IF 14) is the general education, or liberal arts, curriculum at Buffalo State. It encompasses the SUNY General Education Requirements and is designed to provide the intellectual and creative foundations for all educated persons regardless of their chosen profession. IF 14 promotes an understanding of the continuity of human history, the depth of inherited knowledge, the validity of diverse modes of inquiry, the value of artistic expression, and the richness of our collective experience. The purpose of IF 14 is to develop the sills and habits of mind required for a life of intellectual curiosity and civic engagement.