Foundational Studies [15 credits]
Written and Oral Communication [6 credits]
1. Students are able to compose, revise, and edit their own writing for clarity and fluency of expression.
2. Students are able to demonstrate how to prepare and adapt written and oral communication to the needs of multiple audiences across professional, academic, and interpersonal contexts.
3. Students are able to demonstrate an understanding of academic integrity and use research skills including evaluating information, writing from sources, and correctly citing works.
4. Students are able to critically evaluate and use readings and ideas in composing written or oral work.
Upper-Level Writing Intensive Course [3 upper-level credits]
1. Students are able to demonstrate advanced competency by writing for a specific audience and integrating disciplinary ideas and concepts.
2. Students are able to effectively evaluate and use research methods, sources or technology appropriate to the field.
3. Students are able to engage in critical inquiry and thinking to synthesize or create a new rendering or perspective.
Quantitative Thinking and Problem Solving [3 credits]
1. Students are able to interpret information presented in mathematical form (e.g. with functions, equations, graphs, diagrams, tables, words, geometric figures).
2. Students are able to represent information/data in mathematical form as appropriate (e.g. with functions, equations, graphs, diagrams, tables, words, geometric figures).
3. Students are able to carry out mathematical (e.g. algebraic, geometric, logical, statistical,) procedures flexibly, accurately, and efficiently to solve problems.
4. Students are able to evaluate the validity of logical or quantitative arguments.
Critical and Creative Thinking [3 credits]
1. Students are able to identify, summarize, and understand the problem, question, and/or issue.
2. Students are able to identify, locate, and critically or creatively evaluate evidence using appropriate sources or technology.
3. Students are able to consider and interpret alternative perspectives to support analysis.
4. Students are able to develop and communicate conclusions and implications by synthesizing technical, aesthetic, conceptual knowledge or supporting evidence.