VII. Social and Behavioral Sciences


No special polices.


One course (see list of Approved Courses for Foundational Studies)

FS Learning Objectives

Students will:

  1. Allocate, critically read, and evaluate information to solve problems.
  2. Critically evaluate the ideas of others.
  3. Apply knowledge and skills within and across the fundamental ways of knowing (natural sciences, social and behavioral sciences, arts and humanities, mathematics, and history).
  4. Demonstrate an appreciation of human expression through literature and fine and performing arts.
  5. Demonstrate the skills for effective citizenship and stewardship.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of diverse cultures within and across societies.
  7. Demonstrate the skills to place their current and local experience in a global, cultural, and historical context.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical implications of decisions and actions.
  9. Apply principles of physical and emotional health to wellness.
  10. Express themselves effectively, professionally, and persuasively both orally and in writing.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe how individual choices and/or evolving social institutions affect human decision-making.
  2. Utilize discipline-specific methodologies to predict an individual or social outcome.
  3. Connect discipline-specific content and methodology to contemporary social issues, and
  4. Explain how the specific discipline informs and contributes to other disciplines.

Skill Applied Learning Requirements

  1. Explicitly demonstrate how the curriculum will develop critical thinking skills.
  2. Explicitly demonstrate how the curriculum will develop information literacy skills.
  3. Include a graded writing component, which whenever possible is developmental.

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