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Learning Outcomes

Institutional Learning Outcomes

  1. Breadth of Knowledge: Students identify, explain, and apply multiple approaches to problem solving and knowledge production from within and across disciplines and fields to intellectual, ethical, social, and practical issues.
  2. Depth of Knowledge: Students demonstrate a depth of knowledge in a specific discipline or field and apply the values and ways of knowing and doing specific to that discipline or field to intellectual, ethical, social, and practical issues.
  3. Critical Literacies: Students analyze the ways artistic, oral, quantitative, technological and written expression and information both shape and are shaped by underlying values, assumptions and contexts, so that they can critically contribute to local and global communities.
  4. Ways of reasoning and inquiry:  Students engage in diverse methods of reasoning and inquiry to define problems, identify and evaluate potential solutions, and determine a course of action.
  5. Creativity and Innovation: Students develop and use new approaches to thinking, problem solving and expression.
  6. Integrative Learning: Students connect disciplines and learning experiences to frame and solve unscripted problems using lenses from multiple fields, contexts, cultures and identities.
  7. Engagement in the Campus, Local and Global Communities: Students develop dispositions and apply intellect and behaviors to respect and promote social justice and equity on campus and across local and global communities.
  8. Diversity and Inclusion: Students understand how dynamics within global communities influence the ways in which people see the world. They develop dispositions to respectfully interact and collaborate with diverse individuals and groups and acknowledge their own perspectives and biases.

General Education Learning Outcomes at CSUSB (GLOs)

General Education at CSUSB fosters intellectual rigor and exploration whereby students understand and investigate the foundations and consequences of ideas, theories, beliefs, and expressions. The program uses a multidisciplinary approach to encourage ongoing and self-motivated learning and to inform student creativity, reasoning, decision-making, expression, and responsible action. It’s a process whereby students…

  1. Learning How to Learn/Metacognition - Develop awareness of their learning processes, becoming reflective, self-directed learners who are able to apply and adapt their processes of learning in new contexts.
  2. Thinking Critically - Think critically, evaluate, analyze, and solve problems employing multiple methods of reasoning.
  3. Critical Literacies - Analyze the ways that information, including quantitative and technological, oral and written, both shape and are shaped by social contexts.
  4. Diverse Perspectives  - Explore multiple perspectives in order to collaborate respectfully and effectively with others across a variety of cultures and contexts.
  5. Global perspective  - Develop the ability to understand global contexts and to contribute to an ever changing and pluralistic world.
  6. Integrative Learning  - Become aware of connections and differences across disciplines and learning experiences in order to frame and address ideas and questions they encounter in their lives.
  7. Ethical Responsibility  - Recognize that they are ethically responsible for the impact that their ideas, decisions, and actions have upon their lives and local and global communities.
  8. Collaboration -  Explore and understand multiple perspectives in order to collaborate and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, across a variety of cultures and contexts.

Endorsed by Faculty Senate May 2015

[Last updated December 2017]