The liberal arts core curriculum at the College of St. Catherine is anchored by two required multidisciplinary and writing-intensive courses. The Reflective Woman, intended as a gateway common experience to critical inquiry for all entering students, is normally completed in a student's first term at the College. Separate sections are offered for first-time and transfer students; however, all sections follow a common curriculum, using the same assignments and readings. Global Search for Justice, the capstone senior level course, challenges students to apply the lessons of college education to issues of justice throughout the world. Together, these two courses embody the special character that makes a St. Catherine's education unique.