Learning Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Applied Liberal Studies will have the following student learning expectations and outcomes; specifically, upon completion of in the General Education or Liberal Education requirements, will be able to:

  • Gather information independently through extensive reading, viewing, listening and researching in both print and electronic media online and in academic research databases, evaluate sources for credibility and appropriateness and demonstrate intermediate-to-high-level understanding of the history, theories, principles, contributors, developments and contemporary applications based on the course content the students have mastered within their respective areas of interest
  • Synthesize and critically analyze information presented through lecture and/ or discussion and gathered independently and to communicate this synthesized information orally and in writing and demonstrate competency in applying principles and theories to practical situations based on the course content the students have mastered within their respective areas of interest
  • Demonstrate mastery of the fundamentals of oral and written expression in standard American English and make clear, informative and persuasive oral, written and electronic presentations based on the course content the students have mastered within their respective areas of interest
  • Understand and practice methods of scientific inquiry, demonstrate knowledge of problem-solving techniques in the basic concepts and principles of the biological and physical sciences and be familiar with social issues related to the sciences (scientific method and scientific analysis)
  • Demonstrate understanding and practice scientific inquiry into society, social groups, and human behavior and develop civic competency, while showing command of information literacy and the habits of the mind
  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge of the arts, history, institutions and legacies of Western civilization (the Western Heritage and Its Critics) and of non-western civilizations, particularly those of the African continent and the African Diaspora (Non-Western Cultures in the Global Community), while showing command of information literacy and the habits of the mind demonstrate competency in and commitment to applying knowledge and skills to address the problems and challenges of urban and suburban communities
  • Use the knowledge and skills acquired for advancement in the workplace and further advanced study in the discipline(s)