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Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes for Foundational Studies
  • Locate, critically read, and evaluate information to solve problems.
  • Critically evaluate the ideas of others.
  • Apply knowledge and skills within and across the fundamental ways of knowing (natural sciences, social and behavioral sciences, arts and humanities, mathematics, and history).
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of human expression through literature and fine and performing arts.
  • Demonstrate the skills for effective citizenship and stewardship.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of diverse cultures within and across societies.
  • Demonstrate the skills to place their current and local experience in a global, cultural, and historical context.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical implications of decisions and actions.
  • Apply principles of physical and emotional health to wellness.
  • Express themselves effectively, professionally, and persuasively both orally and in writing.

I. Composition

II. Communication

IIIA. Quantitative Literacy

IV. Health and Wellness

V. Science and Laboratory

VI. Social and Behavioral Sciences

VII. Literary Studies

VIII. Fine and Performing Arts

IX. Historical Perspectives

X. Global Perspectives and Cultural Diversity

XI. Ethics and Social Responsibility

XII. Upper-Division Integrative Electives