Educational Outcomes

In the Liberal Studies major, content knowledge is drawn from a broad range of disciplines, depending upon the interest of the student.  The student works with the academic advisor to choose the best selection of courses.  The research, analytical and writing skills, and other intellectual training are developed within courses chosen from the core requirements. Upon completion of the Liberal Studies major, students will be able to:

  • Study, analyze, interpret and enjoy a wide range of literary texts.
  • Critically analyze ideas and texts using the foundational tools of a philosophical education.
  • Appreciate and articulate the diversity of human experience, with regard to race and ethnicity, gender, social class, age, human identity, and personality.
  • Apply the basics of the scientific method, including the formulation and testing of hypotheses, the use of empirical observation, and data collection and analysis.
  • Articulate how artistic expression and the creative processes are developed in the fine arts, including those of non-Western culture.
  • Effectively communicate ideas through written expression.
  • Employ fundamental elements of history and/or political thought to demonstrate an awareness of the interconnectedness of the political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of society and the role these connections play in the local, national, and global community.
  • Exhibit personal responsibility, competence, and confidence in the development of the whole person as a component in the liberal education of the individual.
  • Integrate diverse disciplinary approaches into an organized and insightful skill set capable of seeing the individual through a detailed and comprehensive project.
  • Exhibit a deeper knowledge and appreciation of a general area within the liberal arts, chosen from the humanities, the fine arts, the social sciences, or mathematics and the natural sciences.

    Assessment Report Form FY 2011-2012

    Assessment Report Form FY 2010-2011