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Gen Ed Student Learning Outcomes

General Education Student Learning Outcomes (SLOS)

Upon completion of general education courses, students will have intellectual and practical skills. These skills will be practiced extensively across the general education curriculum and include:

  • Written Communication: Develop and express ideas in writing, learning to work in many genres and styles, and with many different writing technologies, and mixing texts, data, and images.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: Apply numeric, symbolic and geometric skills to formulate and solve quantitative problems.
  • Inquiry & Analysis: Explore issues, objects or works through the collection and analysis of evidence that results in informed conclusions or judgments and break complex topics or issues into parts to gain a better understanding of them.
  • Oral communication: Prepare purposeful presentations designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners' attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.
  • Critical Thinking: Comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.
  • Creative Thinking: Combine or synthesize existing ideas, images, or expertise in original ways and the experience of thinking, reacting, and working in an imaginative way characterized by a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking, and risk taking.
  • Information Literacy: Know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.
  • Technical literacy: Use, manage, understand, and assess technology.
  • Problem solving: Design, evaluate and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.
  • Teamwork: Belong to teams where effort, manner of interacting with others, and the quantity and quality of contributions are valued.

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