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General Education and Associate of Arts Learning Outcomes (GELOs)

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General Education and Associate of Arts Learning Outcomes (GELOs)

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Students describe and analyze texts from a variety of academic disciplines.

Written Communication

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.

Oral Communication

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.

Quantitative Reasoning

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, from a disciplinary perspective, how the university's vision of preparing "wise, honorable and cultivated citizens" has influenced their understanding of and response to social, cultural, spiritual, scientific, health, economic, political, and ethical issues in their community, their country, and throughout the world.

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