General Education Outcomes

GE 1

Area A: Communication & Analytical Thinking

Upon completion of this coursework, a student will be able to:

  1. use the principles and application of language toward logical thought
  2. demonstrate clear and precise expression
  3. critically evaluate communications in whatever symbol system the student uses

Area B: Written Composition

Upon completion of this coursework, a student will be able to:

  1. read critically to annotate, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate primarily non-fiction, college-level texts. 
  2. compose organized and coherent source-based essays that demonstrate critical thinking and rhetorical strategies. 
  3. demonstrate control over all major conventions of standard English grammar and punctuation. 
  4. select and integrate reliable, credible, and scholarly sources to support essays, using a standardized citation format.

Area C: Natural Sciences

Upon completion of this coursework, a student will be able to:

  1. Apply scientific inquiry and investigation of evidence to critically evaluate scientific arguments.
  2. Communicate scientific ideas and theories effectively.
  3. Apply scientific principles, theories, or models to explain the behavior of natural phenomena.
  4. Apply scientific knowledge and reasoning to human interaction with the natural world and issues impacting society.

*Revised and approved 10/18/2013

Area D: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Upon completion of this coursework, a student will be able to:

  1. exhibit an understanding of the method of inquiry used by the social and behavioral sciences.
  2. critically evaluate the ways people act and have acted in response to their societies
  3. demonstrate an understanding that actions, thinking, and feeling are culturally conditioned
  4. compare how societies and social subgroups operate

Area E: Humanities

Upon completion of this coursework, a student will be able to:

  1. exhibit an understanding of the ways in which people in diverse cultures and eras have produced culturally significant works. 
  2. communicate effectively the meanings and intentions of creative expression. 
  3. use analytical techniques to assess the value of human creations in meaningful ways. 
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the human condition through language, reasoning, or artistic creation. 

Area F: United States History & Government

Upon completion of this coursework, a student will be able to:

  1. examine, summarize, and evaluate American history
  2. examine, summarize, and evaluate American government
  3. examine and understand the importance of participating
    in civic duties and responsibilities based on historical and
    political precedent

Area G: Health Knowledge & Physical Skills

Upon completion of this coursework, a student will be able to:

  1. examine, summarize, and value health information essential for mental and physical well being
  2. examine, summarize, and value the physical skills essential for mental and physical well being

Area H: Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies & Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies

Upon completion of this coursework, a student will be able to:

  1.  identify and compare the historical and cultural/aesthetic experiences of women, different ethnic/racial minority groups, lesbians, gays, bisexual, and transgendered persons
  2. identify and compare personal value systems and/or styles of creative expression to those of other ethnic/racial groups, women, lesbians, gays, bisexual, and transgendered persons
  3. recognize the diversity of attitudes and values which are projected
    in verbal and nonverbal behavior, and the dynamics of interpersonal interactions from others’ perspectives
  4. identify ethnic/racial, gender, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender stereotypes
  5. demonstrate socio-cultural participation skills, decision-making abilities, and political awareness in order to be effective citizens in a diverse world