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General Education Outcomes

1. Communication: Use creative expression to communicate acquired knowledge or skills effectively.


1.1 - Reading: Read and comprehend written material critically and effectively at the appropriate program level.

1.2 - Writing: Write in a clear, coherent, and organized manner, at the appropriate academic level, to explain ideas, to express feelings, and to support conclusions, claims, or theses.

1.3 - Listening: Listen actively, respectfully, and critically.

1.4 - Creative Communication: Create or communicate through speech,music, art, and/or performance.

2. Cognition: Use critical thinking skills to observe, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate ideas and information.


2.1 - Problem Solving: Identify and analyze real or potential problems and develop, test, apply, and evaluate possible solutions, using the scientific method where appropriate.

2.2 - Creative Thinking and Application: Formulate and apply knowledge, skills, ideas, and concepts to appropriate contexts.

2.3 - Quantitative Reasoning: Use Apply appropriate mathematical concepts and methods to understand, analyze, and explain issues in quantitative terms.

3. Information Competency: Utilize research and technical skills effectively and ethically to achieve an objective.


3.1 - Information Literacy: Locate, retrieve, and evaluate information using apporpriate research tools.

3.2 - Research Proficiency: Conduct research and present findings effectively and ethically including the use of correct source citations.

3.3 - Technological Literacy: Apply technology effectively to locate, interpret, organize, and present information using appropriate research tools.

4. Social Responsibility: Demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for others.


4.1 - Respect for Diversity: Demonstrate an understanding of the beliefs, opinions, and values of other people and cultures.

4.2 - Effective Citizenship: Demonstrate an understanding of the requirements for being a informed, ethical, and active citizen of the local community, California, the nation, and the world.

5. Personal Development: Demonstrate an understanding of practices that promote physical, psychological, and emotional well-being.


5.1 - Awareness of Mind and Body : Demonstrate knowledge and practices that promote a sense of self as an integrated physiological, psychological, and social being.

5.2 - Aesthetic Appreciation: Show an informed appreciation for artistic and individual expression.

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