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.
- 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.
Foundational Studies Approved Courses syllabi