Degree Learning Outcomes
“All graduates with a Bachelors degree will be able to...”
- Communicate effectively through speech and writing
- Demonstrate information literacy skills to find, access, critically evaluate and ethically use information
- Develop habits of mind characterized by the comprehensive, critical exploration of ideas, issues, artifacts, and/or events.
- Represent, evaluate, and communicate quantitative or symbolic information as appropriate to the fields of study. (add upper division quantitative component in core classes)
- 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:
- 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.
- Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of knowledge and methods from disciplines in the humanities and arts, social sciences, and natural sciences.
- 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.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the assumptions and strategies (epistemological, critical, spiritual, and heuristic) in the construction of knowledge.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to write well-organized essays that incorporate and synthesize information from multiple sources within a field of study.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the intersections between race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexuality, ability, class, and migration.