General Education Goal 7: Integration, Applied Learning, Creativity

General Education Goal 7: Integration, Applied Learning, Creativity

Synthesis of acquired knowledge put to use: Students will be able to analyze and combine information from different areas within or across disciplines to approach and explain existing questions and problems from new perspectives, to pose new questions, and to generate new ideas. Furthermore, students will be able to think, react, and work in imaginative ways that produce innovative expressions and original perspectives.

CBASE: 3 Credit Hours Required (MUSC 490A)
CAPS: 3 Credit Hours Required (major capstone)

Learning Outcome 7-A (O7-A): Acquiring Competencies – Adapts and evaluates an exemplar/model of the discipline(s) to his/her own specifications.

Learning Outcome 7-B (O7-B): Connections within/across Disciplines – When prompted, connects examples, facts, or theories from more than one area within and/or across disciplines.

Learning Outcome 7-C (O7-C): Transfer – Uses skills, abilities, theories, or methodologies gained in one area in a new area (within and/or across disciplines) to contribute to understanding of problems or issues.

Learning Outcome 7-D (O7-D): Taking Risks – Explores some new directions or approaches to the assignment.

Learning Outcome 7-E (O7-E): Examining Contradictions – Incorporates alternate, divergent, or contradictory perspectives or ideas in a exploratory way.

Learning Outcome 7-F (O7-F): Innovative Thinking – Creates a novel or unique idea, question, format, or product.

Learning Outcome 7-G (O7-G): Reflection and Self-Assessment – Evaluates changes in own learning over time, recognizing complex contextual factors (e.g., works with ambiguity and risk, deals with frustration, considers ethical frameworks).