Degree Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, CIIS students will be able to reflect critically upon, synthesize, apply, and co-create knowledge in chosen fields of study and will be able to:

  • Critically understand the scholarship in the chosen fields of study. 
  • Analyze the social, cultural, political, global, and historical context in which knowledge is produced and situated within fields of study. 
  • Demonstrate information literacy skills including the ability to navigate, access, evaluate, interpret, and situate information from a variety of sources and to locate that information in relation to bodies of knowledge.  
  • Write and orally communicate in a manner that is clear and cohesive, situated in bodies of knowledge, and use appropriate citations and sourcing. 
  • Represent, evaluate, and communicate quantitative or symbolic information as appropriate to the fields of study. 
  • Apply principles of integral education by thinking critically and deeply across paradigms, traditions, worldviews, and ways of knowing.
  • Critically analyze the dynamics of power, privilege, and marginalization within their fields of study and society. 
  • Co-create a collaborative learning environment and experiment with dynamics of group collaboration skills.
  • Examine how different people and communities attempt to change social structures, institutional systems, and value systems in local communities and around the world.

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

  •  Synthesize and apply interdisciplinary knowledge. 
  • Analyze how knowledge is produced and situated.
  • Clearly and cohesively write using appropriate citations and sourcing. 
  • Clearly and cohesively communicate orally.
  • Critically analyze social justice and social change. 
  • Engage in collaborative learning and projects.
  • Apply integral education principles.

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