Learning Outcomes

  • Communication Goal–students will demonstrate the ability to:
    1. communicate ideas clearly and effectively using Standard Written English.
    2. communicate ideas clearly and effectively orally using Standard English.
    3. engage in writing as a process of critiquing, revising, and editing.
    4. critically read a passage to gather information and develop an appropriate reaction to the content.
    5. critically listen to oral communication to gather information and develop an appropriate reaction to the content.
    6. communicate at a novice level in oral and written form in a language other than English.
  • Computer Proficiency–students will demonstrate the ability to:
    1. use contemporary word processing software to create a document.
    2. use contemporary presentation software to make an oral presentation.
    3. use contemporary spreadsheet software to organize, manipulate, and present numeric data.
    4. use the Internet and e-mail to retrieve and communicate information.
    5. develop strategies to address questions by searching and retrieving information available electronically.
    6. recognize unethical and illegal use of technology including copyright and privacy issues.
  • Mathematical or Quantitative Reasoning Goal–students will demonstrate the ability to:
    1. solve problems using the principles of algebra or symbolic logic;
    2. apply mathematical reasoning to analyze and interpret quantitative information; and
    3. use and interpret mathematical formulas.
  • Science Reasoning Goal–students will demonstrate the ability to:
    1. design an experiment suitable for scientific investigation to test a scientific hypothesis and interpret the results.
    2. use the basic language of science.
    3. identify the unifying principles of science and apply them to contemporary issues of science, technology, and society.
    4. use and interpret formulas, graphs, and tables.
    5. differentiate between scientific and non-scientific explanations.
    6. evaluate the interaction between science and societal change.
  • Critical Thinking Goal–students will demonstrate the ability to:
    1. reason by deduction, induction, and analogy.
    2. distinguish between cause and effect.
    3. examine information for alternative explanations and possible implications.
    4. solve problems described verbally, graphically, symbolically, or numerically.
    5. identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments.
  • Social and Political Institutions Goal–students will demonstrate the ability to:
    1. critically evaluate at least one major period in history by explaining the factors such as political, demographic, geographic, social, cultural, and/or technological that influenced the thoughts and/or actions of citizens, immigrants, and indigenous people.
    2. discuss the origins, organization, and/or operation of the political and/or governmental functions of the United States of America.
    3. understand the origins and processes of political, social, and/or economic institutions in the context of a dynamic global community.
    4. think critically about how individuals are influenced by current and previous political, social, economic, and/or family institutions.
    5. understand the role of geographic factors in shaping today’s world.
  • Wellness Goal–students will demonstrate the ability to:
    1. identify the elements necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle including physical, emotional, social, mental, and spiritual dimensions.
    2. describe the impact of diet, life style, physical activity, environment, genetics, and mental health on living well.
    3. critically examine contemporary health and wellness topics.
  • Humanities Goal–students will demonstrate the ability to:
    1. understand the diversity human experience through an examination of human cultures and/or artifacts.
    2. evaluate current cultural and societal activities in light of their historical roots.
    3. identify selected influential and representative scholarly, literary, and artistic achievements of the past.
  • Fine Arts Goal–students will demonstrate the ability to:
    1. identify and explain at least one major form of artistic expression and the creative process therein.
    2. recognize that interpretation of works of art may be influenced by the social and cultural environment and change through time.
    3. appreciate the fact that the fine arts enrich their lives.
  • Ethics and Values Goal–students will demonstrate the ability to:
    1. differentiate between moral and other kinds of problems.
    2. tolerate and understand the diversity of human behavior, points of view, and values.
    3. recognize how values are formed, transmitted, and modified.