2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

General Education Requirements, cont'd

General Education Assessment Objectives

I.  Global Academic Skills

A.  Mathematics

  1. Demonstrate ability to solve problems quantitatively.
  2. Solve problems with various mathematical methods of the discipline.
  3. Communicate using mathematical terminology.

B.  English

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of and competence in the use of conventional written forms:  mechanics, spelling, punctuation, syntax, grammar, etc.
  2. Demonstrate ability to apply knowledge of writing strategies.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to undertake and accomplish original work in written form.

C.  Communication & Information Literacy

  1. Engage in hands-on research as a process of gathering, assessing, interpreting, and using data from multiple sources to express ideas.
  2. Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose in oral or written form.
  3. Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally.

II.  Natural Sciences

A.  Life Science

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of knowledge related to the life sciences.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to synthesize knowledge from different subject areas concerning the life sciences.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use logical or quantitative approaches to solve problems related to the life sciences.

B. Physical Science

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of knowledge related to the physical sciences.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to synthesize knowledge from different subject areas concerning the physical sciences.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use logical or quantitative approaches to solve problems related to the physical sciences.

III.  Social Sciences and History

A.  Social Sciences

  1. Analyze human behavior, ideas, and social institutions for historical and cultural meaning and significance.
  2. Gather information, analyze data, and draw conclusions from multiple hypotheses to understand human behavior.
  3. Synthesize ideas and information with regard to historical causes, the course of events, and their consequences, separated by time and place.

B.  History

  1. Demonstrate an ability to use analysis of a variety of types of sources to construct historical knowledge.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to organize a variety of historical sources and express them effectively in written form.
  3. Demonstrate basic understanding of the historical context of events.

IV.  Cultural Diversity

  1. Demonstrate an ability to identify and solve problems relating to cultural diversity within the discipline.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to communicate and analyze effectively concerning cultural diversity within the discipline
  3. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the importance of awareness of cultural diversity within the various disciplines.

V.  Arts and Humanities

A.  Fine Arts

  • Demonstrate cultural awareness through fine arts at the local, regional, national, and international levels.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the power of imagination and expression.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for the fine arts and what that appreciation can mean as a quality of life issue.

B.  Humanities

  1. Develop an awareness of the role that the humanities play in culture, i.e., politics, philosophy, economics, science, math, etc.
  2. Create an awareness of how to cross-relate/reference humanities-based information.
  3. Demonstrate an awareness of issues surrounding life, death, and morality.

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