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Program-Level Learning Outcomes



secondary, published and unpublished sources

in a variety of electronic and printed media


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


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


2. Demonstrate an ability to recall an acceptable

propor tion of content from a verbal


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


c. Determining logical relationships.

d. Asking critical questions in order to discover


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.

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.


usic & Art

1. Identify and discuss the historical styles

and periods of music and art, and the

inter relationship with general histor y,

philosophies, culture, church history, and

other arts.

2. Articulate a biblically-based philosophy of

music and art.


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. Eva l ua t e how va r i ous ph i l osoph i ca l

perspectives will shape an individual’s response

to the great issues of life.

4. Eva l ua t e how va r i ous ph i l osoph i ca l

perspectives will affect individual and societal

responses to contemporary moral and ethical


Political Studies

1. Understand the basic principles that form the

basis of the American governmental system

and the context in which it was established.

2. Understand in broad terms the American

political process.

3. Understand in broad terms the U.S.

Constitution, and the duties, responsibilities,

and rights therein.

Reading & Literature

1. Evaluate literary texts, both fiction and

nonfiction, from a biblical perspective.

2. Read literary texts attentively to:

a. Identify the concept or theme(s) inherent

in the work.