VI. Social and Behavioral Sciences

FS Learning Objectives
  • Allocate, 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.
Learning Objectives
  • Describe how individual choices and/or evolving social institutions affect human decision-making.
  • Utilize discipline-specific methodologies to predict an individual or social outcome.
  • Connect discipline-specific content and methodology to contemporary social issues, and
  • Explain how the specific discipline informs and contributes to other disciplines.
Skill Applied Learning Requirements
  • Explicitly demonstrate how the curriculum will develop critical thinking skills.
  • Explicitly demonstrate how the curriculum will develop information literacy skills.
  • Include a graded writing component, which whenever possible is developmental.

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