General Education (IT)
Click on the subdomain titles to examine the range of skills and concepts a student can expect to demonstrate for assessment of this Domain:
- General Education Social Sciences (Lib Arts)
- Language and Communication
- Literature, Arts and the Humanities
- Natural Science (Lib Arts)
- Quantitative Literacy (IT)
- Reasoning and Problem Solving
General Education Social Sciences (Lib Arts)
- The graduate examines the development, characteristics, functions, and interdependence of modern economic, social, and political institutions.
- The graduate recognizes and analyzes connections between human cultures and the physical environment, and applies knowledge of these connections to explain social and political change.
- The graduate examines the distinctive characteristics and forms of social scientific inquiry; recognizes various behavioral, cognitive, and social phenomena; and applies social science theories and methods to evaluate and explain phenomena.
- The graduate examines fundamental social science concepts and theories that relate to the development of human thought, behavior, and social relationships.
Language and Communication
- The graduate documents sources consistently and accurately.
- The graduate constructs meaning by using multiple strategies to comprehend a variety of texts.
- The graduate identifies relationships among ideas, points of view, and language choices by reading critically.
- The graduate selects information from oral, written, or electronic sources to inform an audience about complex subjects.
- The graduate accurately evaluates the validity, reliability, and significance of information in a given context.
- The graduate prepares an oral presentation with a visual aid.
- The graduate presents information to an audience using effective communication strategies.
- The graduate adapts a particular writing to meet the needs of a specific audience, purpose, and situation.
- The graduate applies a process approach to creating effective writings for different audiences and purposes.
Literature, Arts and the Humanities
- The graduate recognizes and analyzes relationships within the disciplines of the humanities; and how themes and concepts connect across individual disciplines of the humanities.
- The graduate recognizes and analyzes the interaction and integration of the humanities with cultures, and how specified cultural attitudes change over time.
- The graduate examines the characteristics, historical origins, and roles of ethics and belief systems in human cultures, and applies this knowledge to explain human behavior.
- The graduate recognizes and defines concepts from the visual and performing arts, identifies and defines media and processes, and applies these concepts and knowledge in evaluating works of art.
- The graduate recognizes various creative, philosophical, and linguistic artifacts and events in the humanities and applies approaches and methods of the humanities to address them.
- The graduate examines concepts and modes of expression in human imagination, values, and emotions.
Natural Science (Lib Arts)
- The graduate recognizes and analyzes various natural phenomena; applies natural science methods, and approaches to these natural phenomena.
- The graduate examines fundamental concepts and theories in the natural sciences.
- The graduate analyzes the organization, interactions, and predictable processes of the universe.
- The graduate identifies and analyzes the organization, interactions, and processes of the Earth.
- The graduate analyzes the components, organization, interactions, and processes of ecosystems.
- The graduate recognizes and applies underlying principles of matter and chemical reactions to analyze the structure, organization, interactions, and processes of organisms.
Quantitative Literacy (IT)
- The graduate applies the fundamental ideas of discrete mathematics including logic, set theory, and graph theory in formulating and solving problems.
- The graduate demonstrates computational proficiency with real numbers and recognizes the properties of the real number system and its subsets.
- The graduate represents numbers in different forms, recognizes relationships among numbers and numbers systems, deduces the meanings of operations, and demonstrates a conceptual understanding of numbers.
- The graduate demonstrates computational proficiency, including a conceptual understanding of numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers and numbers systems, and meanings of operations.
- The graduate solves algebraic equations and constructs equations to solve real-world problems.
- The graduate understands and applies the basic properties of functions to solve problems.
- The graduate applies basic geometric, trigonometric, and measurement skills and processes to problems in mathematics as well as in a variety of disciplines.
- The graduate understands and applies elementary probability and statistics concepts and knows the relationship between them and sampling and inference.
- The graduate constructs reasonable quantitative arguments, reasons deductively and inductively, solves quantitative problems using a variety of techniques, and determines whether a given argument has logical flaws.
- The graduate interprets documents and materials containing quantitative information and effectively communicates mathematical arguments and quantitative results.
Reasoning and Problem Solving
- The graduate analyzes open-ended problems by learning about the problem and evaluating the accuracy and relevance of different perspectives on the problem.
- The graduate evaluates different sources representing a range of perspectives on a problem in order to weigh the implications and consequences of different solutions to the problem.
- The graduate identifies internal and external biases and assumptions related to a problem, and evaluates the influence and validity of these biases and assumptions
- The graduate synthesizes information to understand a problem’s complexities and potential solutions, and then evaluates the reasoning and evidence in support of these different solutions.
- The graduate logically brings together information to arrive at a viable solution to a problem, and then clearly and accurately communicates the results.
- The graduate recognizes the value of critical thinking in identifying and understanding the underlying structures of the disciplines and professions.