General Education Outcomes

General Intellectual Abilities

Students will think critically within a discipline, identify connections and relationships among disciplines, and use an integrated approach to analyze new situations.

  1. Think critically within a discipline.
    • Identify and express concepts, terms and facts related to a specific discipline.
    • Recognize how the values and biases in different disciplines can affect the ways in which data is analyzed.
    • Discuss issues and questions within a discipline.
    • Identify, interpret and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.
    • Evaluate decisions by analyzing outcomes and the impact of actions.
  2. Identify connections and relationships among disciplines.
    • Identify similarities and differences in the ways in which data is collected and analyzed in different disciplines.
    • Discuss consequences of expressed and tacit assumptions in specific disciplines.
    • Collect and analyze relevant data for a specific issue.
    • Expand perspectives by identifying and evaluating connections and relationships among disciplines. 
  3. Use an integrated approach to problem solving in new and potentially ambiguous situations.
    • Identify information, skills, experience and abilities acquired in various academic and professional fields to facilitate problem solving in new circumstances.
    • Describe how one's own preconceptions, biases and values affect one's response to new and ambiguous situations.
    • Use various strategies of inquiry, to reach conclusions in new and ambiguous situations.
    • Recognize, acknowledge and accept ambiguity.