Why do I have to take courses that fulfill distribution requirements? How do I pick my classes, if I don’t have any idea of what I want to major in?

Part of the mission of a liberal arts institution is to encourage our students to explore a broad range of topics and disciplines. Think of distribution requirements not as a punishment, or as hoops through which to jump, but rather as an opportunity to take courses you never imagined you might be interested in. They are a way of learning more about areas of knowledge which interest you, and which you may want to major or minor in—seeing such courses as exploration is key. Not as requirements, but as opportunities.