General Education and Associate of Arts Learning Outcomes (GELOs)
Students describe and analyze texts from a variety of academic disciplines.
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.
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.
Systematic Inquiry (Critical Thinking & Information Literacy)
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.
Students demonstrate understanding of quantitative facts and concepts, perform calculations successfully, and apply problem-solving strategies to analyze quantitative data and to draw appropriate conclusions.
Christian Literacy and Faith
Students describe the contents and contexts of the Bible, Christianity’s major teachings, and how the Christian faith connects to academic disciplines; and have many opportunities to receive instruction in the Christian faith.
Service to Society and Church
Students serve society in ethical and merciful ways, examining benefits gained and challenges encountered; and Christian students have many opportunities to serve the church.
Informed and Responsive Citizenship
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.