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Critical Thinking and Communication
- Apply principles of logic to problem solve and reason with a fair and open mind.
- Compose and present structured texts in a variety of oral and written forms according to purpose, audience, and occasion with implementation of thesis, supporting details, and idea development.
- Apply standard conventions in grammar, mechanics, usage, and punctuation.
- Appreciate diversity as it is expressed in multiple disciplines and across various cultures through reading, speaking, and writing.
- Conduct research, gather and evaluate appropriate information, and organize evidence into oral and written presentation using proper MLA, APA, and other discipline-specific formats to cite sources.
- Summarize, analyze, and interpret oral and written texts, with the ability to identify assumptions and differentiate fact from opinion.
- Utilizing various communication modalities, display creative expression, original thinking, and symbolic discourse.
- Identify components of the scientific method.
- Collect and analyze data. Skills of data collection include an understanding of the notion of hypothesis testing and specific methods of inquiry such as experimentation and systematic observation.
- Predict outcomes utilizing scientific inquiry: Using evidence and assertions, determine which conclusions logically follow from a body of quantitative and qualitative data.
- Analyze quantitative and qualitative information to make decisions and judgments and pose questions.
- Recognize the utility of the scientific method and its application to real life situations and natural phenomena.
Scientific & Technological Literacy
- Synthesize, interpret, and infer, utilizing information, data, and experience to solve problems, innovate, and explore solutions.
- Utilize quantitative expression in a variety of contexts. These would include units of measurement, visual representations, and scales and distributions.
- Produce oral and written information in various modes and media, using technology such as computers, the Internet, and library databases.
- Integrate universally accepted values such as honesty, responsibility, respect, fairness, courage, and compassion into judgments and decision-making.
- Apply ethical reasoning to contemporary issues and moral dilemmas.
- Appreciate the complexity of global relationships between self and others, as well as self and the environment.
- Exhibit respect for self and others.
- Apply and relate theories of aesthetics to everyday life.
- Utilize the creative process to explain universal values such as beauty and truth.
- Apply imagination to artistic expression.
- Value appearance in terms of how pleasing it is in movement, form, and function.
Personal and Professional Development
- Self-evaluate knowledge, skills, and abilities.
- Develop realistic goals.
- Display habits of intellectual exploration, personal responsibility, and physical well being.
- Demonstrate an understanding of ethical issues to make sound judgments and decisions.
- Value diverse cultures and populations.
- Value the feedback of others.