Concise list of University Studies SLOs per Learning Goal:

  1. Develop students' (oral and written) communication skills:
    Students will
    • 1.1  listen and speak competently in a variety of contexts, which may include public, interpersonal, and/or small group settings;
    • 1.2  identify, analyze, and evaluate statements, assumptions, and conclusions representing diverse points of view, including ethical perspectives, to present informed and sustained arguments in response;
    • 1.3  plan, organize, revise, practice, edit and proofread to improve the development and clarity of ideas;
    • 1.4  write clear and effective prose in several forms, using conventions appropriate to audience (including academic audiences), purpose, and genre; and
    • 1.5  find, analyze, evaluate, and cite pertinent primary and secondary sources, including academic databases, to prepare speeches and written texts.
  2. Encourage students to think critically while gathering, analyzing, and evaluating information to reach logical conclusions:
    Students will demonstrate the ability to
    • 2.1 think critically and apply critical thinking in various disciplines and
    • 2.2 gather, analyze, and evaluate information and apply that information in decision-making (a process also known as information literacy).
  3. Students will demonstrate a knowledge of the roles and applications of science and technology toward resolving problems in an ever-changing world:
    Students will demonstrate
    • 3.1 an understanding of the methods of scientific or mathematical inquiry,
    • 3.2 basic concepts and principles in mathematics or one or more of the natural sciences,
    • 3.3 application of the principles of science and mathematics to interpret and make predictions in one or more of the mathematics and the natural sciences, and
    • 3. 4 mathematical and/or scientific principles as they relate to issues of personal and/or public importance.
  4. Gain a critical understanding of the world's historical, literary, philosophical, and artistic traditions:
    Students will
    • 4.1 utilize basic formal elements, techniques, concepts, and/or vocabulary of specific disciplines within the Arts and Humanities in scholarly/academic work;
    • 4.2 distinguish between various kinds of historical, literary, philosophical and artistic forms, evidence and traditions, using valid sources, arguments and representations;
    • 4.3 demonstrate how social, cultural, and historical contexts influence cognitive and creative expression in the arts and humanities;
    • 4.4 evaluate the significance of human expression and experience in shaping large social, cultural, and historical events; and
    • 4.5 recognize enduring and contemporary issues of human experience.
  5. Understand the dynamics of social responsibility, civic engagement and complex moral and ethical issues:
    • 5.1 Students will demonstrate an understanding of responsible citizenship and various social issues and their implications for social and civic engagement;
    • 5.2 Students will recognize the historical development of alternative value systems, understand the role of ethics in society, and analyze ethical dilemmas and explore their solutions;
    • 5.3 Students will demonstrate an awareness of differences in value systems and how they impact moral and ethical behavior;
  6. Understand the logic of the social and behavioral sciences and their application to the study of an ever changing world.
    Students will
    • 6.1 demonstrate and/or apply knowledge of theories and research methods to effectively communicate and analyze problems in one area of the social and behavioral sciences;
    • 6.2 understand and demonstrate awareness of the diversity of ideas and approaches to the study of individual and social behavior;
    • 6.3 demonstrate knowledge of how the social and behavioral sciences conceptualize and explain issues of public importance that influence human affairs.
  7. Develop global awareness and understand the dynamics of cultural diversity.
    Students will
    • 7.1 demonstrate knowledge of global societies and cultures, and awareness of the differences in their historical, socio-economic, ethnic, cultural and geographical contexts;
    • 7.2 recognize and demonstrate an understanding of how cultural differences help create diversity in experiences, perspectives and lifestyles in global societies;
    • 7.3 recognize and analyze the role of gender, ethnicity, sexuality and religion in shaping cultural diversity and framing human experiences and relationships in local and/or global societies;
    • 7.4 recognize and analyze human and cultural diversity in artistic forms and expressions, religious and philosophical ideals, and value systems in giving meaning and expression to human existence in local and global contexts.
  8. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the roles and applications of technology toward resolving problems in an every changing world.
    Students will
    • 8.1 develop the ability to use technology appropriate to the field of study;
    • 8.2 demonstrate an understanding of how technology can be used to solve everyday problems within society;
    • 8.3 demonstrate an ability to use technology-related terms correctly.

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