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General Education Goals & Outcomes


Outcome: Interdisciplinary Analysis

Students will be able to:

  • Evaluate, integrate and apply disparate sorts of knowledge.
  • Create and employ innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to identify, comprehend, and address contemporary problems.

Outcome: Experiential Learning

Students will be able to:

  • Construct and enhance practical skill sets by applying theoretical knowledge and conceptual understanding in authentic environments.
  • Identify how prior knowledge, skills, and conceptual understanding have been applied to their experiences and how their experiences will enhance future academic study and personal, professional, and civic development.
  • Reflect on their experiences individually and collectively by contextualizing assumptions and hypotheses about their knowledge, outcomes of their decisions, and actions they have taken, and by sharing their insights.
  • Understand and articulate the structure, relationships between, and impacts of the multiple communities and organizations with which they interact.

Outcome: International Perspective

Students will able to:

  • Demonstrate adequate understanding of the complex and dynamic relationships between local, regional and global forces that shape globalization processes in the contemporary world, as they pertain to history, values, art, politics, literature, communication styles, economy, or development, and the beliefs and practices that shape these processes.

Outcome: Intercultural Perspective

Students will able to:

  • Demonstrate adequate understanding of the interactions and dynamics of intercultural relationships in the context of history, values, politics, communication styles, economy, or beliefs and practices within the North American context.


Outcome: Critical Inquiry

Students will be able to:

  • Clearly state and comprehensively describe issues or problems presented to them, providing all the relevant information necessary for their full understanding.
  • Identify their own and others’ assumptions in presenting several relevant contexts when presenting a position.
  • Take a specific position on an issue (perspective, thesis/hypothesis) that take into account the complexities of the issue.
  • Acknowledge others’ points of view within a position (perspective, thesis/hypothesis).

Outcome: Quantitative Reasoning

Students will be able to:

  • Use arithmetical, algebraic, geometric and statistical methods to solve problems.
  • Interpret mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables, and schematics, and draw inferences.
  • Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, and verbally.
  • Recognize and describe the limits of mathematical and statistical methods.

Outcome: Communication

Students will be able to:

  • Formulate a theme or thesis, as appropriate for the oral or written communication task being undertaken.
  • Develop and present coherent arguments in ways that are effective for the intended audience.

Outcome: Information Literacy

Students will be able to:

  • Determine information needed and use information technology to find/access it.
  • Evaluate found information/sources and use them effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.
  • Access information ethically and legally and understand the economic, legal, and social implications.


Outcome: Understanding the Way the World Works

Students will be able to:

  • Understand the basic fundamentals of the scientific method used to comprehend and explain natural phenomena and understand the place of scientific knowledge in contemporary societies.
  • Analyze social phenomena using perspectives drawn from the fields of history, economics, sociology, ecology, sustainability or other disciplines in the social sciences.
  • Analyze significant examples of human cultural production and human thought through the study of works of literature, history, art, or philosophy, to understand the place of humanistic expression and creation.


Outcome: Awareness

Students will be able to:

  • Articulate their individual values and ideals.
  • Describe and reflect on the moral and civic dimension of issues, problems, and matters of individual and public concern.
  • Understand and respect the viewpoints of others about issues of individual and public concern.

Student Learning Outcomes Chart