Program-Level Learning Outcomes
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secondary, published and unpublished sources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
6. Use information effectively, ethically, and
7. Demonstrate baccalaureate degree level
information literacy competency within the
context of the major academic disciplines.
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,
Logic & Critical Thinking
1. Demonstrate a mastery of the basic principles
of logical reasoning and critical thinking.
2. Logically and critically evaluate problem
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
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
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
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
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
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.