Learning Outcomes

ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Aeronautical Engineering Technology AAS

The Aeronautical Engineering Technology AAS program presents information and learning experience to students. These form the basis for particular abilities that students should be able to demonstrate prior to graduation. These abilities coincide with ABET criterion 3 (a) through (k) requirements as presented below:

a) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools used in aeronautical/mechanical engineering technology program.
b) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology to aeronautical engineering technology problems.
c) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments.
d) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to design basic systems and components of an aeronautical system.
e) Graduates, through group projects and oral presentation, will gain the broad education necessary to function effectively as a member of a team.
f) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate and solve aeronautical engineering technology problems.
g) Graduates will be able to communicate effectively through oral presentation, writing and graphic communication.
h) Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
i) Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, including a respect for diversity.
j) Graduates will develop the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
k) Graduates will demonstrate recognition of the need for quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.

Animation and Digital Technologies AAS

The program outcomes for the AAS in animation and digital technologies concentration are as follows.

a) Graduates will be able to apply their knowledge of design, graphics and 3-D animation principles toward the development of a portfolio and demo reel.
b) Graduates will learn relevant technology and market trends as used in the computer graphics industry.
c) Graduates will learn teamwork and creative project management through group critique, oral and multimedia presentations.
d) Graduates will develop critical thinking, creative problem solving and time management skills.
e) Graduates will leverage 3-D modeling knowedge to develop product visualization and rapid prototyping skills.
f) Graduates will be positioned as computer graphics generalists with a specialization in 3-D animation for video games. Students will display a broad knowledge of 3-D modeling, texturing and rigging for both hard-surface and character models.
g) Graduates will understand the ethical standards and professional responsibilities in their field.

Electronic Engineering Technology – Avionics AAS

The Electronics Engineering TechnologyAvionics AAS program presents information and learning experience to students. These form the basis for particular abilities that students should be able to demonstrate prior to graduation. These abilities coincide with ABET criterion 3 (a) through (k) requirements as presented below:

a) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools used in electronics engineering technology-avionics programs.
b) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology to avionics engineering technology problems.
c) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments.
d) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to design basic systems and components of an avionics system.
e) Graduates, through group projects and oral presentation, will gain the broad education necessary to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
f) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate and solve avionics engineering technology problems.
g) Graduates will be able to communicate effectively through oral presentation, writing and graphic communication.
h) Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
i) Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, including a respect for diversity.
j) Graduates will develop the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
k) Graduates will demonstrate recognition of the need for quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Electrical Engineering BS

The BS degree in Electrical Engineering program will provide knowledge and experience to students to deal with challenging engineering problems and enable them to design engineering components and systems. The graduates of this program should be able to demonstrate specific knowledge and skills prior to graduation. These abilities coincide with ABET criterion 3 (a) through (k) requirements are presented below:

a) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering principles to analysis and design.
b) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data in with the use of computer applications current to industry.
c) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to design and apply creativity in the design of electrical systems, components and process
d) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
e) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
f) Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
g) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively the engineering ideas and results both orally and in writing
h) Graduates will develop the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
i) Graduates will demonstrate recognition of the need for quality, continuous improvement, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
j) Graduates will have a respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues
k) Graduates will demonstrate an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools used in the electrical engineering field.

Mechanical Engineering BS

The Mechanical Engineering program presents information and learning experience to students. Student outcomes enable the attainment of the program educational objectives by the graduates of the program. The student outcomes will be assessed to determine the extent to which students are attaining them by the time of graduation. The results of the assessment process will be evaluated to determine if actions to improve the program should be taken.

As a direct measure, student work in courses offered through the program is assessed to determine the degree to which the students are attaining the student outcomes. The following program outcomes (a) through (k), based on the ABET Criteria 3, Student Outcomes have been established as the student outcomes of the mechanical engineering program. These student outcomes are as follows:

a) Graduates will demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering principles to analysis and design.
b) Graduates will demonstrate the ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data with the use of computer applications current to industry.
c) Graduates will demonstrate the ability to design and apply creativity in the design of mechanical systems, components and processes.
d) Graduates will demonstrate the ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
e) Graduates will demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
f) Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively the engineering ideas and results both orally and in writing.
h) Graduates will develop the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
i) Graduates will demonstrate recognition of the need for quality, continuous improvement and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
j) Graduates will have a respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues
k) Graduates will demonstrate an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools used in the mechanical engineering field.

Mechatronic Engineering BS

The BS in Mechatronic Engineering program will provide knowledge and experience to students to deal with challenging engineering problems and enable them to design “intelligent” engineering components and systems. The graduates of this program should be able to demonstrate specific knowledge and skills prior to graduation. These abilities coincide with ABET criterion 3 (a) through (k) requirements as presented below:

a) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering principles to analysis and design.
b) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data in with the use of computer applications current to industry.
c) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to design and apply creativity in the design of Mechatronics systems, components and process.
d) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
e) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
f) Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively the engineering ideas and results both orally and in writing.
h) Graduates will develop the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
i) Graduates will demonstrate recognition of the need for quality, continuous improvement, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
j) Graduates will have a respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
k) Graduates will demonstrate an appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools used in the Mechatronics engineering field.

Electronic Engineering Technology – Avionics BS

The Electronics Engineering Technology-Avionics program presents information and learning experience to students. These form the basis for particular abilities that students should be able to demonstrate prior to graduation. These abilities coincide with ABET criterion 3 (a) through (k) requirements and are presented below:

a) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools used in electronics engineering technology avionics program.
b) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology to avionics engineering technology problems.
c) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments, and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
d) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to design systems, components or processes of electronics/avionics systems.
e) Graduates, through group projects and oral presentation, will gain the broad education necessary to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
f) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate and solve electronics engineering technology problems.
g) Graduates will be able to communicate effectively through oral presentation, writing and graphic communication.
h) Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in selfdirected continuing professional development.
i) Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, including a respect for diversity.
j) Graduates will develop the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
k) Graduates will demonstrate recognition of the need for quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.

Electronic Engineering Technology – Electronics BS

The Electronic Engineering Technology program presents information and learning experiences to students. These form the basis for particular abilities that students should be able to demonstrate prior to graduation. These abilities coincide with ABET criterion 3 (a) through (k) requirements as presented below:

a) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools used in electronics engineering technology program.
b) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering principles to analysis and design.
c) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments, and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
d) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to design systems, components or processes of electronics systems.
e) Graduates, through group projects and oral presentation, will gain the broad education necessary to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
f) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate and solve electronics engineering technology problems.
g) Graduates will be able to communicate effectively through oral presentation, writing and graphic communication.
h) Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
i) Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, including a respect for diversity.
j) Graduates will develop the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
k) Graduates will demonstrate recognition of the need for quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.

Mechanical Engineering Technology – Aeronautical and Computer-aided Design Options BS

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program presents information and learning experience to students. These form the basis for particular abilities that students should be able to demonstrate prior to graduation. These abilities coincide with ABET criterion 3 (a) through (k) requirements as presented below:

a) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools used in electronics engineering technology program.
b) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering principles to analysis and design.
c) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments, and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
d) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to design systems, components or processes of electronics systems.
e) Graduates, through group projects and oral presentation, will gain the broad education necessary to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
f) Graduates will demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate and solve electronics engineering technology problems.
g) Graduates will be able to communicate effectively through oral presentation, writing and graphic communication.
h) Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
i) Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, including a respect for diversity.
j) Graduates will develop the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
k) Graduates will demonstrate recognition of the need for quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.


AVIATION

Aircraft Operations AAS

The aircraft operations program learning outcomes are as follows. Graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply learning in mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines;
  2. Analyze and interpret aeronautical data;
  3. Work effectively on crews, and multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;
  4. Make professional and ethical decisions;
  5. Communicate effectively using both written and oral skills, and
  6. Know that an aviator is a student for life, and pursue the desired knowledge relentlessly.
  7. Assess contemporary issues in aviation, and in any related fields of interest.

Aviation Maintenance AAS

The aviation maintenance program learning outcomes are as follows. Graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply learning in mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines;
  2. Analyze and interpret aeronautical data;
  3. Work effectively on crews, and multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;
  4. Make professional and ethical decisions;
  5. Communicate effectively using both written and oral skills;
  6. Know that an aviator is a student for life, and pursue the desired knowledge relentlessly;
  7. Assess contemporary issues in aviation, and in any related fields of interest;

Aeronautical Sciences BS

The aeronautical sciences program learning outcomes are as follows. Graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply learning in mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines;
  2. Analyze and interpret aeronautical data;
  3. Work effectively on crews, and multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;
  4. Make professional and ethical decisions;
  5. Communicate effectively using both written and oral skills;
  6. Know that an aviator is a student for life, and pursue the desired knowledge relentlessly;
  7. Assess contemporary issues in aviation, and in any related fields of interest;
  8. Research, assimilate and display proficiency in the techniques, skills and technology of aeronautics;
  9. Assess the national and international aviation environment;
  10. Apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems;
  11. Apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues.

Aircraft Operations BS

The aircraft operations program learning outcomes are as follows. Graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply learning in mathematics, science, and applied sciences to maintenance-related disciplines;
  2. Analyze and interpret aeronautical and aircraft technical data;
  3. Work effectively on maintenance crews, and multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;
  4. Make professional and ethical decisions;
  5. Communicate effectively using both written and oral skills;
  6. Know that an aviator is a student for life, and pursue the desired knowledge relentlessly.
  7. Assess contemporary issues in aviation, and in any related fields of interest;
  8. Research, assimilate and display proficiency in the techniques, skills and technology of aeronautics;
  9. Assess the national and international aviation maintenance environment;
  10. Apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems;
  11. Apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation maintenance issues.

Aviation Maintenance BS

The aviation maintenance program learning outcomes are as follows. Graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply learning in mathematics, science, and applied sciences to maintenance-related disciplines;
  2. Analyze and interpret aeronautical and aircraft technical data;
  3. Work effectively on maintenance crews, and multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;
  4. Make professional and ethical decisions;
  5. Communicate effectively using both written and oral skills;
  6. Know that an aviator is a student for life, and pursue the desired knowledge relentlessly.
  7. Assess contemporary issues in aviation, and in any related fields of interest;
  8. Research, assimilate and display proficiency in the techniques, skills and technology of aeronautics;
  9. Assess the national and international aviation maintenance environment;
  10. Apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems;
  11. Apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation maintenance issues.

Aviation Maintenance Management BS

The aviation maintenance management program learning outcomes are as follows. Graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply learning in mathematics, science, and applied sciences to aviation-related disciplines;
  2. Analyze and interpret aeronautical data;
  3. Work effectively on crews, and multi-disciplinary and diverse teams;
  4. Make professional and ethical decisions;
  5. Communicate effectively using both written and oral skills;
  6. Know that an aviator is a student for life, and pursue the desired knowledge relentlessly;
  7. Assess contemporary issues in aviation, and in any related fields of interest;
  8. Research, assimilate and display proficiency in the techniques, skills and technology of aeronautics;
  9. Assess the national and international aviation environment;
  10. Apply pertinent knowledge in identifying and solving problems;
  11. Apply knowledge of business sustainability to aviation issues.

MANAGEMENT

Airport Management AAS

The airport management program learning outcomes are as follows. Graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply quantitative and qualitative concepts and skills to address managerial issues.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles of different functional areas of management.
  3. Demonstrate an appropriate mastery of current knowledge, issues and tools used in the airport industry.
  4. Function individually and on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. Communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Airline Management BS

The airline management program learning outcomes are as follows. Graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply quantitative and qualitative concepts and skills to address managerial issues.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles of different functional areas of management.
  3. Demonstrate an appropriate mastery of current knowledge, issues and tools used in the airline industry.
  4. Function individually and on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  6. Understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
  7. Recognize the need for and possesses the ability to pursue lifelong learning.
  8. Have a respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
  9. Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.

Airport Management BS

The airport management program learning outcomes are as follows. Graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply quantitative and qualitative concepts and skills to address managerial issues.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles of different functional areas of management.
  3. Demonstrate an appropriate mastery of current knowledge, issues and tools used in the airport industry.
  4. Function individually and on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  6. Understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
  7. Recognize the need for and possesses the ability to pursue lifelong learning.
  8. Have a respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
  9. Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.

General Management BS

The general management program learning outcomes are as follows. Graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply quantitative and qualitative concepts and skills to address managerial issues.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles of different functional areas of management.
  3. Demonstrate an appropriate mastery of current knowledge, issues and tools used in the industry of the major built around their open elective courses.
  4. Function individually and on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  6. Understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
  7. Recognize the need for and possesses the ability to pursue lifelong learning.
  8. Have a respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
  9. Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.

 

Airport Management MS

Intended Student Learning Outcomes for Master of Science Airport Management include:

  1. Demonstrate an appropriate mastery of current knowledge, issues and tools used in the airport and related aviation and general management industries.
  2. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to apply quantitative methods to aviation-related, business situations.
  4. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the ethical obligations and global issues.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to work with a team of colleagues on projects.
  6. Conduct independent, primary, scientific research or theoretical development.

ARTS AND SCIENCES

Arts and Sciences – Bachelor’s Degrees

Student Learning Outcomes in the Arts and Sciences for baccalaureate students
A – Scientific Reasoning
Scientific Reasoning involves the understanding of scientific principles, techniques and the ability to critically compare, through inference and analogy, experimental information with expected theoretical outcomes. Students will be able to:1 – Apply scientific methods of data acquisition and evaluation to investigate measurable phenomena
2 – Represent scientific data symbolically graphically and verbally
3 – Interpret scientific information represented in formulas, equations, graphs and tables
4 – Evaluate results obtained from scientific methods for accuracy

B – Technical Skills
Technical skills involves the use of computers to write and develop documents, prepare presentations, and represent real world data. A further application of this skill is demonstrated by the ability to write simple computer programs. Students will be able to:
1 – Write, edit and save documents using a word processing program
2 – Use spreadsheet programs to produce graphs and charts.
3 – Create power point presentations.
4 – Write computer programs in basic, c++, or matlab

C – Information Literacy
Information literacy involves the ability to effectively identify, locate, evaluate, and responsibly use and share information. Students will be able to:
1 – Construct a search strategy
2 – Distinguish primary source journal articles
3 – Apply an established citation style to document the sources used

D – Critical Thinking
Critical thinking is characterized by the exploration and analysis of issues, ideas, evidence and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion. Students will be able to:
1 – Clearly identify, describe and gather relevant information.
2 – Analyze contexts, assumptions, and multiple perspectives to reach conclusions supported by evidence.
3 – Evaluate conclusions and related outcomes.

E – Quantitative Reasoning
Quantitative Reasoning (QR) is competency in working with numerical data. Individuals with strong QR skills possess the ability to reason and solve quantitative problems in real-world situations. Individuals with QR skills can clearly communicate this competency in a variety of formats including words, tables, graphs, and mathematical equations. Students will be able to:
1 – Accurately interpret and represent problems verbally, symbolically, numerically, and graphically.
2 – Solve problems accurately and draw conclusions based on the quantitative analysis of data.
3 – Evaluate solutions and assumptions, and communicate the quantitative evidence in support of the argument or purpose of the work.

F – Diverse Perspectives
Students with diverse perspectives demonstrate the ability to engage and learn from points different from their own. Students will be able to:
1 – Demonstrate the ability to identify and explain multiple perspectives, through the exploration of personal, social, cultural, and governmental contexts.
2 – Demonstrate the ability to describe the experiences of others, through one cultural perspective while demonstrating openness to other cultures and world views.

G – Written Communication
Written communication involves the effective employment of thesis and purpose in writing. Students will be able to:
1 – Demonstrate effective sentence structure.
2 – Demonstrate logical organization of their ideas.
3 – Employ the grammar and mechanics of Standard American English.

H – Oral Communication
Oral communication involves the effective preparation for and delivery of public presentations. Students will be able to:
1- Effectively evaluate and organize content for oral presentations.
2 – Effectively deliver oral presentations.

I – Values and Ethics
Values and ethics involves the ability to identify, compare, explain, and assess major ethical and moral issues in a historical and contemporary context. Students will be able to:
1 – Construct and evaluate their own arguments using reason and apply these ideas to practical moral issues.
2 – Articulate their own ethical views on particular issues in response to other students’ views.
3 – Discuss real-world controversies using critical thinking.

Arts and Sciences – Associate Degrees

Student Learning Outcomes in the Arts and Sciences for associate students
A – Scientific Reasoning
Scientific Reasoning involves the understanding of scientific principles, techniques and the ability to critically compare, through inference and analogy, experimental information with expected theoretical outcomes. Students will be able to:1 – Apply scientific methods of data acquisition and evaluation to investigate measurable phenomena
2 – Represent scientific data symbolically graphically and verbally
3 – Interpret scientific information represented in formulas, equations, graphs and tables
4 – Evaluate results obtained from scientific methods for accuracy

B – Technical Skills
Technical skills involves the use of computers to write and develop documents, prepare presentations, and represent real world data. A further application of this skill is demonstrated by the ability to write simple computer programs. Students will be able to:
1 – Write, edit and save documents using a word processing program
2 – Use spreadsheet programs to produce graphs and charts.
3 – Create power point presentations.
4 – Write computer programs in basic, c++, or matlab

C – Information Literacy
Information literacy involves the ability to effectively identify, locate, evaluate, and responsibly use and share information. Students will be able to:
1 – Construct a search strategy
2 – Distinguish primary source journal articles
3 – Apply an established citation style to document the sources used

D – Critical Thinking
Critical thinking is characterized by the exploration and analysis of issues, ideas, evidence and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion. Students will be able to:
1 – Clearly identify, describe and gather relevant information.
2 – Analyze contexts, assumptions, and multiple perspectives to reach conclusions supported by evidence.
3 – Evaluate conclusions and related outcomes.

E – Quantitative Reasoning
Quantitative Reasoning (QR) is competency in working with numerical data. Individuals with strong QR skills possess the ability to reason and solve quantitative problems in real-world situations. Individuals with QR skills can clearly communicate this competency in a variety of formats including words, tables, graphs, and mathematical equations. Students will be able to:
1 – Accurately interpret and represent problems verbally, symbolically, numerically, and graphically.
2 – Solve problems accurately and draw conclusions based on the quantitative analysis of data.
3 – Evaluate solutions and assumptions, and communicate the quantitative evidence in support of the argument or purpose of the work.

G – Written Communication
Written communication involves the effective employment of thesis and purpose in writing. Students will be able to:
1 – Demonstrate effective sentence structure.
2 – Demonstrate logical organization of their ideas.
3 – Employ the grammar and mechanics of Standard American English.

H – Oral Communication
Oral communication involves the effective preparation for and delivery of public presentations. Students will be able to:
1- Effectively evaluate and organize content for oral presentations.
2 – Effectively deliver oral presentations.                                

Once the required competencies have been filled, students may take additional credits from the following areas:

F – Diverse Perspectives
Students with diverse perspectives demonstrate the ability to engage and learn from points different from their own. Students will be able to:
1 – Demonstrate the ability to identify and explain multiple perspectives, through the exploration of personal, social, cultural, and governmental contexts.
2 – Demonstrate the ability to describe the experiences of others, through one cultural perspective while demonstrating openness to other cultures and world views.

I – Values and Ethics
Values and ethics involves the ability to identify, compare, explain, and assess major ethical and moral issues in a historical and contemporary context. Students will be able to:
1 – Construct and evaluate their own arguments using reason and apply these ideas to practical moral issues.
2 – Articulate their own ethical views on particular issues in response to other students’ views.
3 – Discuss real-world controversies using critical thinking.