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4.

Use bibliographic resources to locate and retrieve information from primary and secondary, published and

unpublished sources in a variety of electronic and printed media formats.

5.

Evaluate information retrieved from a variety of sources to determine validity, currency, credibility, and relative

value to meet the given information need.

6.

Use information effectively, ethically, and legally.

7.

Demonstrate baccalaureate-degree-level information literacy competency within the context of the major

academic disciplines.

Listening Skills

1.

Demonstrate a mastery of basic English vocabulary.

2.

Demonstrate an ability to recall an acceptable proportion of content from a verbal presentation.

3.

Recognize and take notes on important points in lectures and discussions.

4.

Identify and evaluate basic concepts at the heart of a spoken presentation, including purpose, assumptions,

evidence, argument, and inference.

Logic & Critical Thinking

1.

Demonstrate a mastery of the basic principles of logical reasoning and critical thinking.

2.

Logically and critically evaluate problem situations by:

a.

Identifying the assumptions, key issues, and elements of the problem.

b.

Creating hypotheses and predicting outcomes.

c.

Determining logical relationships.

d.

Asking critical questions in order to discover meaning.

e.

Testing the validity of assumptions and assertions by examining evidence.

f.

Differentiating between opinion and fact.

g.

Detecting fallacies in reasoning.

3.

Construct a deductive or inductive line of reasoning from premise (hypothesis) and assumption to conclusion.

4.

Demonstrate baccalaureate-degree-level critical thinking competency within the context of the major academic

disciplines.

Mathematics & Quantitative Reasoning

1.

Use arithmetic operations, basic geometric, and algebraic operations to solve typical “daily life” problems.

2.

Correctly interpret and present data—in numerical, tabular, or graphic format—from typical “daily life”

situations.

3.

Use estimation to evaluate whether quantitative data presented in “daily life” situations is reasonable and/or

representative.

4.

Evaluate the accuracy, validity, and reliability of statistical information presented in “daily life” situations.

5.

Demonstrate baccalaureate-degree-level quantitative reasoning competency within the context of the major

academic discipline.

Music & Art

1.

Identify and discuss the historical styles and periods of music and art, and the interrelationship with general

history, philosophies, culture, church history, and other arts.

2.

Articulate a biblically based philosophy of music and art.

Philosophy

1.

Demonstrate a basic knowledge of major philosophers and their times, the issues they sought to resolve, and their

effect on the development of philosophical thought.

2.

Evaluate philosophical worldviews in light of the Bible and biblical worldview assumptions.

3.

Evaluate how various philosophical perspectives will shape an individual’s response to the great issues of life.

4.

Evaluate how various philosophical perspectives will affect individual and societal responses to contemporary

moral and ethical issues.