Graduate and University Studies

Goals

  • Communication Goal: The goal of the communication component of general education is to enhance the ability of students to effectively convey and receive information at the college level of competence.
  • Computer Literacy Goal: The goal of the computer literacy component of general education is to develop the computer skills of students so that they may use computers and associated technology for communicating, researching, organizing, storing, accessing, and presenting information.
  • Mathematical or Quantitative Reasoning Goal: The goal of the mathematical or quantitative reasoning component of general education is to develop the ability of students to understand and apply mathematical abstraction.
  • Science Reasoning Goal: The goal of the science reasoning component of general education is to promote scientific literacy in students.
  • Critical Thinking Goal: The goal of the critical thinking component of general education is to enhance the ability of students to integrate new information with previously acquired information to solve novel complex problems.
  • Social and Political Institutions Goal: The goal of the social and political institutions component of general education is to promote an understanding of the forces that have influenced the development of social, governmental, political, and/or economic institutions.
  • Wellness Goal: The goal of the wellness component of general education is to improve the ability of students to recognize the factors that promote healthy lifestyles.
  • Humanities Goal: The goal of the humanities component of general education is to enhance the awareness of students of the cultural heritage of humans.
  • Fine Arts Goal: The goal of the fine arts component of general education is to enhance the appreciation and understanding of the nature and value of the fine arts.
  • Ethics and Values Goal: The goal of the ethics and values component of general education is to promote an understanding of ethical issues implicit in their personal behavior and in the operation of political, social, and economic institutions.