Traditionally, the undergraduates of Harvard University are required to study their major subjects as well as a series of other courses in order to ensure their undergraduate education covers extensive research themes and methods. The general education program at Harvard University bravely aims at combining the knowledge the students learn in classes with the life outside campus or even the life after graduation.
The content of the general education program is of connection with other subjects, but the teaching method is different. The target of general education program is not to immerse a student into certain subject, but to introduce that subject into the life of that student. The general education program links art and science together with the 21th century facing the student and the life after the graduation, making students familiar with all the research themes and methods.
The general education program consists of a wide range of courses besides the major subjects for the undergraduates, and supercedes the core system that has been practiced for the past three decades. At present, many courses under the general education program derive from major core courses, and some other subjects such as The Definition of Life, From Quark to Consciousness are completely new. These courses combine the class learning with wide implication, which are not only inter-discipline, but also beyond class learning itself, and some of which are taught by different professors from different disciplines.
e.g. I immerse my clothes in the water.
e.g. Don‘t immerse yourself in the infliction too long.
2. Supercede: 代替；取代
e.g. Feudal society replaced slavery society, capitalism supplanted feudalism, and, after a process, socialism will necessarily supercede capitalism.