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Undergraduate Bulletin 2011-2012 PDF

Objectives

As a result of a planned education process, the General Education Program will achieve the following student learning outcomes:

  1. Expose students to broad areas of knowledge
  2. Encourage the improvement and refinement of students' academic skills
  3. Foster the strengthening and broadening of students' spiritual lives
  4. Encourage the attitudes and practices of healthful living

To demonstrate achievement of those outcomes, students will be able to:

  1.  Expose students to broad areas of knowledge
    1. Evaluate algebraic and numerical expressions
    2. Solve equations and inequalities
    3. Read accurately and critically by asking pertinent questions about a text, by recognizing assumptions and implications, and by evaluating ideas
    4. Read literary texts analytically, seeing relationships between form and content
    5. Understand the various elements of the writing process, including collecting information and formulating ideas, determining relationships, arranging sentences and paragraphs, establishing transitions, and revising written text
    6. Use the conventions of standard written English
    7. Write an organized, coherent, and effective essay
    8. Recognize basic features and concepts of world geography
    9. Recognize basic features and concepts of the world's political and economic structures
    10. Recognize appropriate investigative and interpretive procedures in the social sciences
    11. Understand the fundamental concepts, principles, and theories of the natural sciences
    12. Demonstrate basic computer skills appropriate to information literacy
  2. Utilize interpretive reasoning, strategic reasoning, and adaptive reasoning in all academic subjects.
  3. Demonstrate a sense of harmonious interconnectedness between self, others, nature, and God, which exists throughout and beyond time and space
  4. Encourage the attitudes and practices of healthful living
    1. Acquire skills that enable participation in lifetime physical activity
    2. Understand how individual decision making and behavior impact personal health.

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