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General Education Goal 4: Breadth of Knowledge

General Education Goal 4: Breadth of Knowledge

Exploring traditional disciplines: Students will be able to demonstrate basic competence in the principles, theories, and analytic methods used in each of the following: humanities, natural sciences, business, arts, and social sciences and history.

CBASE: 16 Credit Hours Required (3 Humanities, 4 Natural Sciences, 3 Business, 3 Arts, and 3 Social Sciences and History)
CAPS: 16 Credit Hours Required (3 Humanities, 4 Natural Sciences, 3 Business, 3 Arts, and 3 Social Sciences and History)

Humanities:
CBASE: 3 Credit Hours Required (PHIL 100)
CAPS: 3 Credit Hours Required (PHIL 111 or PHIL 185)

Learning Outcome 4-HUM-A (O4-HUM-A): Contextual knowledge – Correctly identifies major figures and/or precedents in the literature or other traditional humanities topics.
Learning Outcome 4-HUM-B (O4-HUM-B): Selecting and using information to investigate a point of view or conclusion – Information is taken from source(s) with enough interpretation/ evaluation to develop a coherent analysis or synthesis.

Learning Outcome 4-HUM-C (O4-HUM-C): Making sense with texts as blueprints for meaning – Articulates an understanding of the multiple ways of reading and the range of interpretive strategies particular to a given community of readers.

Natural Sciences:
CBASE: 4 Credit Hours Required (BIOL 100, CHEM 101, NATS 110, NATS 120, PHYS 101, or PHYS 111)
CAPS: 4 Credit Hours Required (NATS 100, NATS 125, or NATS 130)

Learning Outcome 4-NS-A (O4-NS-A): Correctly identifies major figures and/or precedents in the science discipline.
Learning Outcome 4-NS-B (O4-NS-B): Correctly defines key concepts and principles within the natural sciences.
Learning Outcome 4-NS-C (O4-NS-C): Is able to describe major scientific theories and/or methods accurately.
Learning Outcome 4-NS-D (O4-NS-D): Correctly utilizes laboratory equipment or methods to investigate part of the natural world.

Business:
CBASE: 3 Credit Hours Required (CSIS 270)
CAPS: 3 Credit Hours Required (CSIS 125 or ECON 210)

Learning Outcome 4-BUS-A (O4-BUS-A): Correctly identifies major figures and/or precedents in the business discipline.
Learning Outcome 4-BUS-B (O4-BUS-B): Correctly defines key concepts and principles within the discipline.
Learning Outcome 4-BUS-C (O4-BUS-C): Is able to describe theories and/or methods accurately within the discipline.
Learning Outcome 4-BUS-D (O4-BUS-D): Ability to apply principles, theory, and/or methods.
Learning Outcome 4-BUS-E (O4-BUS-E): Information is taken from source(s) with enough interpretation/ evaluation to develop a coherent analysis or synthesis.

Arts:
CBASE: 3 Credit Hours Required (FINA 103, FINA 105, FINA 107, FINA 110, FINA 112, FINA 113, or FINA 320)
CAPS: 3 Credit Hours Required (FINA 103, FINA 105, or FINA 107)

Learning Outcome 4-ART-A (O4-ART-A): Correctly identifies major figures and/or precedents in the art discipline.
Learning Outcome 4-ART-B (O4-ART-B): Selecting and using information to form and defend a point of view or critique of artistic form.

Social Sciences and History:
CBASE: 3 Credit Hours Required (HIST 140, HIST 150, PSYC 100, SOCI 100, or SOCI 210)
CAPS: 3 Credit Hours Required (PSYC 110, SOCI 211, HIST 240, HIST 270, or HIST 219)

Learning Outcome 4-SSH-A (O4-SSH-A): Correctly identifies major figures and/or precedents in the discipline.
Learning Outcome 4-SSH-B (O4-SSH-B): Ability to cite appropriate evidence/ precedent to persuasively and/or logically extend or defend a line of thought.
Learning Outcome 4-SSH-C (O4-SSH-C): Selecting and using information to investigate a point of view or conclusion.
Learning Outcome 4-SSH-D (O4-SSH-D): Connects historical events or precedents to current events or identifies lasting implications.