Areas of Inquiry [28 credits] and Capstone Experience [3 credits]

Natural Sciences [7 credits]

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).

Intersections [6 upper-level credits]

1.     Students are able to describe how ways of knowing and creating knowledge differ across disciplines and cultures. 

2.     Students are able to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and attributes needed to understand diverse local or global contexts.

3.     Students are able to critically evaluate the narratives, values, artifacts, processes, technologies or structures that may create a just and sustainable society.

4.    Students are able to creatively integrate theory and practice from across disciplines or from experiences outside of the classroom to address complex questions.

Capstone Experience [3 credits]

1.     Students are able to identify, obtain, research, and describe major issues associated with a specific topic of inquiry.

2.     Students are able to identify and discuss critical questions leading to a deeper engagement in the study of a specific topic of inquiry or technology. 

3.  Students are able to apply knowledge, skills and abilities in the creation and execution of a concrete project informed by specific topic of inquiry.