General Education Learning Outcomes

  • Common Contexts

Biblical and Theological Canons (concurrent with the Christian Understanding, Practices and Affections ILO)

SLO: Students will demonstrate literacy in Christian scripture and Christian doctrine.

Philosophical Reflections on Reality, Knowledge, and Value

SLO: Students will be able to articulate major philosophical ideas and describe their bearing on the Christian liberal arts.

World History in Christian Perspective (concurrent with the Diversity and Global Awareness ILO)

SLO: Students will acquire literacy in the histories of diverse people across the globe and reflect on the importance of world history for the Christian.

  •   Common Inquiries 

Reading Imaginative Literature

SLO: Students will:

  • analyze imaginative literature to indicate an understanding of language beyond its literal level.
  • articulate an empathetic response to the varieties of human experience represented in literature.

Exploring the Physical Sciences

SLO: Students will generalize how the scientific method can be used to investigate the physical and living world.

Exploring the Life Sciences

SLO: Students will generalize how the scientific method can be used to investigate the physical and living world.

Performing and Interpreting the Arts (Working Artistically)

SLO: Students will respond to an artistic production, demonstrating critical understanding of form, content, and process.

Reasoning Abstractly

SLO: Students will be able to recognize, construct, and evaluate instances of abstract reasoning.

Thinking Globally (concurrent with the Diversity and Global Awareness ILO)

SLO: Students will be able to articulate how a particular topic is approached in at least two different cultures or distinct geographical areas.

Thinking Historically

SLO: Under revision. To be completed in Fall 2015

Understanding Society

SLO: Students will apply appropriate foundational theories to analyze social, political, economic, and/or cultural phenomena.

  • Common Skills 

Writing-Intensive Courses (concurrent with the Written Communication ILO)

SLO: Students will communicate in written form for a variety of purposes and audiences across the curriculum. 

Speech-Intensive courses area is in the process of merging with the Oral Communication ILO

Quantitative and Analytical Reasoning (concurrent with the Quantitative Reasoning ILO)

SLO: Students will apply relevant scientific, mathematical and logical methods to analyze and solve problems effectively and be able to utilize the results appropriately when making decisions.

Modern Languages

SLO: Under revision. To be completed in Spring 2016

      Physical Education

SLO: Students will write and successfully implement an appropriate fitness program based on the training principles of frequency, intensity, and duration.

     IV. Compassionate Action 

Serving Society; Enacting Justice  

SLO: Under revision in collaboration with the Office of Carrier Development and Calling.

Communicating Cross-Culturally

SLO: Under revision by the Office of Global Education. To be completed by Spring 2016. 

General Education Assessment Schedule