Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the General Education curriculum should excel at:
- 1. Oral Communication
- Create and deliver logically-organized, well-supported, and compelling messages both in presentation and in conversation for specific audiences and diverse settings.
- 2. Written Communication
- Develop and practice a writing process that accounts for the goals, dynamics, and genres of written communication, with special attention to the conventions of writing at the university.
- 3. Critical Thinking
- Identify and analyze a subject/topic/issue/problem of significance by evaluating the merits of different positions or perspectives; support the analysis with relevant evidence and information while stating assumptions; and draw evidence-based conclusions.
- 4. Quantitative Reasoning
- Analyze, interpret, and represent quantitative information in various forms to examine a question; explain the processes behind data collection and generation; and communicate evidence in support of an argument or purpose while stating assumptions, limitations, and biases, and drawing appropriate conclusions.
- 5. Information Literacy
- Identify information needs, locate and access relevant and credible information while accounting for bias, and use information legally and ethically.
- 6. Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice
- Examine diverse cultures, communities, and environments; explore different perspectives; analyze connections to issues of justice/injustice; and prepare to live and work responsibly and cooperatively in multicultural societies.
- 7. Civic and Global Engagement
- Engage with global perspectives and knowledge; develop civic skills, interests, and values; and apply knowledge, skills and values to multicultural, community, and environmental interests.
- 8. Integration and Application
- Integrate and apply knowledge and methods from more than one discipline or area of study to explore a complex question, address an issue, or produce a creative work.
- 9. Reflection and Self-Assessment
- Evaluate and reflect on one’s own learning while building on prior knowledge and life experiences.