2018-2019 Catalog

Undergraduate Learning Outcomes

Undergraduate Learning Outcomes

  1. Written Communication (WC): Students compose focused and coherent written content; organize and logically develop their ideas; find, analyze and integrate appropriate sources; and demonstrate facility in discipline- or genre-specific conventions of writing.
  2. Oral Communication (OC): Students make verbal presentations in which they articulate a central message, organize main ideas, integrate appropriate supporting information, employ language appropriate for the topic and audience, and utilize delivery techniques that enhance the presentation.
  3. Systematic Inquiry (Critical Thinking [SI:CT] & Information Literacy [SI:IL]): Students explain a problem, articulate a (hypo)thesis, investigate using appropriate sources, analyze the information, and craft logical conclusions and creative solutions to the problem.
  4. Quantitative Reasoning (QR): Students interpret and analyze quantitative information in order to solve a wide range of problems, from those arising in research to everyday issues and questions. 
  5. Christian Literacy and Faith (CLF): Students describe the contents and contexts of the Bible, Christianity’s major teachings, how the Christian faith connects to their academic discipline(s) and vocation(s) in life, and have many opportunities to receive instruction in the Christian faith.
  6. Service to Society and Church (SSC): Students serve society in ethical and merciful ways, examining benefits gained and challenges encountered, and Christian students have many opportunities to serve the church.
  7. Informed and Responsive Citizenship (IRC): Students explain how political and economic systems have influenced citizenship in the United States and the world; interact effectively and ethically with people of various cultural/global contexts; engage with and analyze  the arts; articulate how the culture of scientific knowledge relates to other disciplines; and describe healthy lifestyles.
  8. Specialized Knowledge (SK): Students apply knowledge in a specific field that draws on current research, scholarship and/or techniques in the field
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