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Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies - Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Liberal Arts degree program, the student will:

  1. Interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics.
  2. Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically and verbally.
  3. Understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis.
  4. Understanding of the methods social scientists use to explore social phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical and interpretive analysis.
  5. Knowledge of major concepts, models and issues of at least one discipline in the social sciences.
  6. Knowledge of a basic narrative of American history: political, economic, social, and cultural, including knowledge of unity and diversity in American society.
  7. Knowledge of the development of the distinctive features of the history, institutions, economy, society, culture, etc., of Western civilization.
  8. Knowledge of the distinctive features of the history, institutions, economy, society, culture, etc., of one non-Western civilization.
  9. Knowledge of the conventions and methods of at least one of the humanities in addition to those encompassed by other knowledge areas required by the General Education program.
  10. Knowledge of the development of the distinctive features of the history, institutions, economy, society, culture, etc., of Western civilization.
  11. Relate the development of Western civilization to that of other regions of the world.
  12. Understanding of at least one principal form of artistic expression and the creative process inherent therein.
  13. Basic proficiency in the understanding and use of a foreign Language.
  14. Knowledge of the distinctive features of culture(s) associated with the language they are studying.