Having completed Communication Literacy 1 course, you will be able to:
- Evaluate, construct and support arguments.
- Analyze the effects of different audiences, purposes, and genres on communication practices across media (rhetorical analysis).
- Locate, evaluate, synthesize and manage information (text, visuals, media) effectively and ethically.
- Analyze how information is created, disseminated and used in a constantly evolving information environment.
- Compose in a variety of academic, professional and civic contexts.
- Compose and deliver effective oral presentations.
- Understand, evaluate, and compose effective visual communications.
- Understand and use current digital composition methods.
- Vary appropriately genre conventions for structure, paragraphing, tone and mechanics.
- Analyze cultural and human differences when communicating.
Having completed Communication Literacy 2, you will be able to:
- Compose in academic, professional, and/or workplace genres related to a field of study.
- Apply writing processes common to that field.
- Compose and deliver a professional presentation.
- Describe the conventions of genres within a field.
- Make effective disciplinary and professional arguments.
Having completed the Math and Quantitative Reasoning course, you will be able to:
- Choose appropriate methods or models for a given problem, using information from observed or deduced data and knowledge of the system being studied.
- Employ quantitative methods, mathematical models, statistics, and/or logic to analyze data and solve real-world problems beyond the level of basic algebra.
- Identify common mistakes and/or limitations in empirical and deductive reasoning, and in mathematical, quantitative, and/or logical problem solving.
- Interpret mathematical models, formulas, graphs, and/or tables, to draw inferences from them, and explain these inferences.
Having completed the Scientific Literacy and Inquiry sequence, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate that scientific knowledge applies across multiple scales of size and/or time.
- Demonstrate understanding of and employ the scientific method.
- Demonstrate an understanding that science is a continuous process and that our understanding of scientific phenomena has changed across time.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how scientific principles are used to solve tangible problems.
- Recognize key ethical issues in scientific practice.
- Distinguish scientific information from pseudo-scientific information and demonstrate an understanding of the nature of legitimate scientific debate.
Having completed the Diversity Learning Requirement you will be able to:
- Understand the challenges and possibilities inherent in a diverse society.
- Think critically, and with an open mind, about controversial contemporary and historical topics stemming from issues such as gender, race, class, ethnicity, religion, and disabilities in American society.
- Understand that categories of diversity develop and change over time.
- Describe how categories of diversity intersect or connect with each other, creating complex identities and perspectives.
- Recognize that categories of difference create both institutional inequalities and advantages.
- Explain how historical contexts (such as Western global expansion, slavery, capitalism, gender inequality, immigration, and/or social movements) have shaped contemporary realities.