Student Learning Outcomes
Statewide General Education Student Learning Outcomes
Agreed-upon general education categories and corresponding student learning outcomes were included in the General Education Transfer Policy and Implementation Guidelines (revised June 2011). These categories and student learning outcomes (SLOs) are listed below.
Written & Oral Communication
- Write clear and effective prose in several forms, using conventions appropriate to audience (including academic audiences), purpose, and genre.
- Listen and speak competently in a variety of communication contexts, which may include public ,interpersonal, and/or small-group settings.
- Find, analyze, evaluate, and cite pertinent primary and secondary sources, including academic databases, to prepare speeches and written texts.
- Identify, analyze, and evaluate statements, assumptions, and conclusions representing diverse points of view; and construct informed, sustained, and ethical arguments in response.
- Plan, organize, revise, practice, edit, and proofread to improve the development and clarity of ideas.
- Interpret information presented in mathematical and/or statistical forms.
- Illustrate and communicate mathematical and/or statistical information symbolically, visually, and/or numerically.
- Determine when computations are needed and to execute the appropriate computations.
- Apply an appropriate model to the problem to be solved.
- Make inferences, evaluate assumptions, and assess limitations in estimation modeling and/or statistical analyses.
Arts & Humanities
- Utilize basic formal elements, techniques, concepts and vocabulary of specific disciplines within the Arts and Humanities.
- Distinguish between various kinds of evidence by identifying reliable sources and valid arguments.
- Demonstrate how social, cultural, and historical contexts influence creative expression in the arts and humanities.
- Evaluate the significance of human expression and experience in shaping larger social, cultural, and historical contexts.
- Evaluate enduring and contemporary issues of human experience.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the methods of science inquiry.
- Explain basic concepts and principles in one or more of the sciences.
- Apply scientific principles to interpret and make predictions in one or more of the sciences.
- Explain how scientific principles relate to issues of personal and/or public importance.
Social & Behavioral Sciences
- Demonstrate knowledge of at least one area of the social and behavioral sciences.
- Apply knowledge, theories, and research methods, including ethical conduct, to analyze problems pertinent to at least one area of the social and behavioral sciences.
- Understand and demonstrate how at least one area of the social and behavioral sciences conceptualizes diversity and the ways it shapes human experience.
- Integrate knowledge of at least one area of the social and behavioral sciences into issues of personal or public importance.
- Communicate effectively using the language and terminology germane to at least one area of the social and behavioral sciences.