Areas of Inquiry [28 credits] and Capstone Experience [3 credits]
Natural Sciences [7 credits with a lab]
1. Students are able to demonstrate an understanding of the nature of the scientific method including hands-on practice.
2. Students are able to formulate and interpret testable questions that result in qualitative and quantitative data.
3. Students are able to apply unifying theories and laws to natural science disciplines and are able to explain examples.
4. Students are able to demonstrate the ability to interpret and communicate science and apply its relevance.
Social and Behavioral Analysis [9 credits]
1. Students are able to demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts of a specific discipline in the behavioral or social sciences and the impact of those fundamental concepts on actions, perceptions or values.
2. Students are able to apply disciplinary knowledge in the behavioral or social sciences to contemporary or historical issues.
3. Students are able to demonstrate understanding of the methods, models or theories that produce knowledge in a specific field in the behavioral or social sciences.
Humanities and the Arts [6 credits]
1. Students are able to demonstrate foundational knowledge of the subject area including the use of specialized vocabulary relevant to the area of study
2. Students are able to demonstrate the ability for close reading of primary sources, whether works of literature, philosophical discourses, works of art, film, music, media studies, and/or digital arts.
3. Students are able to think critically and to demonstrate in writing well-reasoned or argued essays/exercises/papers.
4. Students are able to contextualize selected texts, works of art, music and/or film in relation to their production and reception (May include historical, geographical, cultural and cross-cultural context).