General Education Goals This section of the college template is a place to add course work that shows that you have met the general education requirements for the college. Your work here helps us to verify that all students are meeting our high standard for quality education throughout all of our programs.
When your instructor directs it, you should place class projects, assignments, videos, audio, PowerPoints, etc. in the appropriate course section of the General Education menu. You can add courses not listed by selecting the 'Add/Edit' Tab. Do not include your name on assignments placed in this section but do add your course name and number.
When you are directed to do so by your instructor submit the section of the General Education Abilities that contains your assignment. You can find support in the Tutoring and Success Centers (TASC) and on the Digication/ePortfolio Page of the college’s web site.
General Education Goal
1. Written and Oral Communications in English
Students will be able to organize, interpret, and evaluate evidence and ideas within and across disciplines; draw reasoned inferences and defensible conclusions; and solve problems and make decisions based on analytical processes.
2. Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning
Students will become familiar with science as a method of inquiry. Students will develop a habit of mind that uses quantitative skills to solve problems and make informed decisions.
Students will learn to recognize, understand, and use the quantitative elements they encounter in various aspects of their lives. Students will develop a habit of mind that uses quantitative skills to solve problems and make informed decisions.
3. Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking
Students will be able to organize, interpret, and evaluate evidence and ideas within and across disciplines; draw reasoned inferences and
defensible conclusions; and solve problems and make decisions based on analytical processes.
4. Continuing Learning/ Information Literacy
Students will be able to use traditional and digital technology to access, evaluate, and apply information to the needs or questions confronting them throughout their academic, professional, and personal lives.
5. Scientific Knowledge/ Understanding
Students will gain a broad base of scientific knowledge and methodologies in the natural sciences. This will enable them to develop scientific literacy, the knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes essential for personal decision making and understanding scientific issues.
6. Historical Knowledge/ Understanding
Students will study the interrelatedness of various realms of human experience from multiple historical perspectives.
7. Social Phenomena Knowledge/ Understanding
Students will develop an increased understanding of the influences that shape a person’s, or group’s attitudes, beliefs, emotions, symbols, and actions, and how these systems of influence are created, maintained, and altered by individual, familial, group, situational or cultural means.
8. Appreciation of the Aesthetic and Ethical Dimensions of Humankind
Students will understand the diverse nature, meanings, and functions of creative endeavors through the study and practice of literature, music, the theatrical and visual arts, and related forms of expression.
Students will identify ethical principles that guide individual and collective actions and apply those principles to the analysis of contemporary social and political problems.