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Goals and Outcomes

Students in Letters, Arts, and Sciences will develop skills that will be conducive to their future academic and professional endeavors.

  • Students will develop and demonstrate the ability to use oral and written communication skills maturely and persuasively.

  • Students develop mature capacity to read, integrate, and respond analytically and intuitively to content in various academic disciplines, including humanities, mathematics, social sciences, sciences, and the arts.

  • Students improve their ability to present ideas publicly and to engage and inform a live audience.

  • Students learn how to draft successful papers in stages, to respond critically and constructively to the work of their fellow students, and to thereby enhance their own writing.

  • Students will be able to effectively use information systems. 

  • Students will be able to use appropriate tools (databases, documents, etc.) to critically evaluate important academic issues and interpret these sources for bias and validity. 

  • Students will be able to critically evaluate and/or conduct research related to humanities, mathematics, social sciences, sciences, and the arts.

  • Students will be able to evaluate United States and global cultural and societal issues theoretically and critically.

  • Students develop confidence in, and grow from, college level tests and writing assignments and from verbal engagement with others about intellectual and aesthetic propositions and controversies.