Degree Learning Outcomes

“All graduates with a Bachelors degree will be able to...”

  1. Communicate effectively through speech and writing
  2. Demonstrate information literacy skills to find, access, critically evaluate and ethically use information
  3. Develop habits of mind characterized by the comprehensive, critical exploration of ideas, issues, artifacts, and/or events.
  4.  Represent, evaluate, and communicate quantitative or symbolic information as appropriate to the fields of study. (add upper division quantitative component in core classes)
  5. Demonstrate a commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity by articulating ideas and exhibiting behaviors that cultivate collaborative practices and develop communication skills needed to function in a diverse workforce and global community.

Program Learning Outcomes

In addition to the Degree Proficiencies listed above, students in the BA Interdisciplinary Studies program will also be able to:

  1. Students will demonstrate a commitment to the inherent value of learning and the ability to articulate how educational experiences are integrated into students' personal lives and communities.
  2. Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of knowledge and methods from disciplines in the humanities and arts, social sciences, and natural sciences.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct and present work (such as essays, research paper, and senior projects) that draws from relevant disciplines to analyze questions facing communities locally and/or globally.
  4. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the assumptions and strategies (epistemological, critical, spiritual, and heuristic) in the construction of knowledge.
  5. Students will demonstrate the ability to write well-organized essays that incorporate and synthesize information from multiple sources within a field of study.
  6. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the intersections between race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexuality, ability, class, and migration.

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