Students will be able to identify and explain major vocabularies and conceptual, theoretical and methodological foundations of sciences, social sciences, humanities and the arts. Students engage contemporary and enduring questions from these disciplines.
#2 Information Literacy:
Students will be able to determine the appropriate scope of information needed for a task, know how to access the information, critically evaluate the information and its sources, apply the information accurately to accomplish a specific purpose and use the information ethically and legally.
#3 Creative Thinking:
Students will be able to evaluate creative process and product, actively incorporate risk-taking into task approaches, apply and critique logically consistent solutions, integrate divergent or contradictory perspectives, extend creative application to new knowledge and transform ideas into new forms.
#4 Critical Thinking:
Students will be able to consider held assumptions when investigating issues or problems, ask questions and formulate ideas in explaining issues or problems, use relevant and adequate support to reach conclusions, and construct a clearly-articulated thesis.
#5: Analytical Inquiry:
Students will be able to differentiate and evaluate theories and approaches to selected complex problems within a field of study and at least one other field as modes of inquiry.
#6 Quantitative Reasoning:
Students will be able to explain and convert information presented into mathematical forms, to form critical judgments and draw appropriate conclusions based on the quantitative analysis of data, and express quantitative evidence in support of an argument or decision.
#7 Oral Communication:
Students will be able to construct presentations with clear organizational patterns, choose language that is compelling and appropriate, master delivery techniques with confidence, apply a variety of relevant supporting materials and deliver a central message that is precisely stated, appropriately repeated and strongly supported.
#8 Written Communication:
Students will be able to demonstrate mastery in written communication skills, apply and critically evaluate context and purpose for writing, develop appropriate and relevant content, execute the appropriate conventions particular to a specific discipline and writing task, skillfully integrate credible and relevant sources as evidence, and demonstrate fluency, clarity and stylistic accuracy in their writing style.
#9 Second Language:
Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in interpersonal skills, interpretive skills and presentational skills, and develop the ability to interact appropriately and effectively within diverse social settings and cultural contexts.
#10 Diversity-Inclusion-Social Justice:
Students will be able to become critically self-aware, recognize and respect difference, conceptualize and critically articulate the complexities of difference and experience and define difference through the work of social justice.
#11 Civic Engagement:
Students will be able to adjust personal perspectives by engaging diverse communities, connect fields of study to community life, develop a sense of civic identity, tailor communication in working with others to promote civic action, demonstrate team leadership through civic engagement activities and commit to work with communities to achieve a civic aim.
#12 Integrated Learning:
Students will be able to connect relevant experience and academic knowledge, make connections across disciplines and perspectives and adapt and apply skills, abilities, theories or methodologies gained in one situation to new situations.
#13 Ethical Reasoning:
Students will be able to acquire foundational knowledge about ethics; reason ethically through the application of theories and traditions; analyze contemporary issues; develop, articulate, and defend a well-reasoned ethical judgment; and reflect on and evaluate their own ethical decisions, actions, practices, and responsibilities.