Academic Program Goals
Approved by Faculty on November 11, 2011
Communicate clearly and cogently.
Write and discuss as means of learning and discovery.
Read texts critically.
Reason effectively with words, numbers, and symbols.
Locate, analyze, evaluate, and share information using emerging and established technologies.
Create and interpret ideas using various modes of representation.
Seek intellectual risks and grapple with ambiguity and uncertainty.
Exploration, Discovery and Integration
Explore and experience various modes of creative expression.
Build a broad disciplinary and inter-disciplinary knowledge base.
Understand that knowledge is embedded in multiple contexts (e.g., social, historical, cultural, scientific, ethical, etc.).
Develop and apply different modes of inquiry to pose questions and address problems.
Engagement and Social Responsibility
Understand the multiple contexts (e.g., cultural, ethnic, racial, national, socioeconomic, religious, biological, etc.) that shape our construction of human differences.
Recognize how hierarchies and disparities shape and are shaped by institutions and social relations.
Make principled decisions as individuals and citizens of local, national, and global communities.
Develop a capacity to act on the basis of one’s own reasoned beliefs.