These skills and abilities are vital for a well rounded interdisciplinary learning experience. What makes these courses unique is the emphasis on classical and contemporary knowledge, which is essential in becoming a well-educated adult. In this way, you will develop a sound foundation in important areas outside of your major. Each AUC incorporates at least two of the Essential Abilities. As you browse through each of the six Essential Abilities, you will find examples of the courses that emphasize each ability.