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College Honors Program Student Learning Goals & Outcomes 

College Honors Mission Statement

The Ramapo College Honors Program is a community of faculty and students dedicated to intellectual, creative and moral engagement. Honors students seek excellence through continual guidance and a distinctive curriculum of critical thinking, intercultural and international understanding, experiential learning, service, and interdisciplinary studies. The end of the program is the beginning of an enriched and accomplished life.

Goal 1: Critical AnalysisCHP students will be able to understand and apply credible analyses to a range of academic materials, including those of other cultures.

Outcome 1:  Students will be able to employ reflection as a tool to contextualize their own perspectives and biases.

Outcome 2: Students will be able to use research resources to analyze texts and information to form defensible theoretical and practical conclusions.

Outcome 3: Students will be able to analyze the distinctiveness of responses to a particular inquiry on a particular issue derived from the cultural perspective and context of their own culture and cultures that are “other” to them.

Goal 2: Communication.   CHP students will be competent in communication styles necessary to negotiate disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and global contexts.

Outcome 1: Students will be able to apply different styles of oral and written communication to communicate ideas clearly.

Outcome 2: Students will be aware of the role of cultural contexts and perspectives in the assessment of communication and the dissemination of knowledge and meaning.

Goal 3: Moral EngagementCHP students will understand, assess, and be able to integrate the practical applications of ethical actions

Outcome 1: Students will be able to integrate moral identity and community engagement

Outcome 2: Student will be able to identify, analyze, and evaluate ethical frameworks across disciplines, cultures, and ideologies.

Goal 4:  Intellectual and Creative Engagement. CHP students will be able to integrate theoretical information and practical experience to design practically applicable problem-solving in service to society.

Outcome 1: Students will be able to apply discipline-based and/or cross-discipline strategies to scholarly and practical problems.

Outcome 2: Students will be able to conceive, plan and execute a professional quality academic/research or creative capstone project from the perspective of their own discipline.