Online, Statewide, and Education Innovation2021-2022
Liberal Arts, Bachelor of Science
Learning OutcomesPurpose Statement
In the Personalized Learning Liberal Arts program, students will explore ideas from many different areas of study, including sociology, philosophy, psychology, history, literature, and the arts. The coursework for this program provides an opportunity to explore ideas from many different angles and perspectives. The mission of a Liberal Arts education is to broaden the mind, encouraging students to think critically and creatively, and to make informed decisions on a wide variety of topics.
The skills students learn in the Liberal Arts degree prepare them for further study in a graduate program or to work in any workplace. The ability to write effectively, to communicate clearly, and to think analytically will serve students well in any field. Students will also practice problem solving and the application of ideas in new and different ways. This program provides the opportunity to explore the interrelationship of concepts and ideas from varying disciplinary subjects.
The bachelor of science degree takes students beyond their major coursework to also explore more closely the science of the world around them. Students will learn about water management and green technologies, as well as astronomy and the intersection of science, technology, and religion.
At the completion of the program, students will be able to articulate themselves clearly in writing, apply ideas from different schools of thought, and think creatively across a broad range of contexts
Student Learning Outcomes
Liberal Arts Personalized Learning Graduates will be able to:
- Work in a team structure: Engage in effective group communication building on Group Dynamics and theories in intercultural communication
- Communicate with diverse populations: Demonstrate the difference between analysis, interpretation, and evaluation
- Solve complex problems: Demonstrate knowledge of relationships between knowledge, power, morality, ethics, and law
- Analyze complicated materials: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate objects and theories across broad contexts
- Write about culture effectively and Compose academic essays in various rhetorical styles: Write clear summaries, position papers, reports, research papers, and annotated bibliographies
- Demonstrate knowledge of potential and limitations of technology’s advances: Differentiate, evaluate, and apply theories concerning technological advances and their impact on society
- Practice an examined or self-reflective life: Examine and explain the importance of literature, film, media, and art on understanding human nature.
- Describe ethical theories: Differentiate between ethics and morality, and analyze ethics and morality from both religious and political perspectives
- Demonstrate knowledge of the significance of the humanities: Examine and compare theories of subjectivity, personal identify, and human nature in the humanities
- Demonstrate knowledge of the significance of the social sciences: Examine and compare the history and impacts of the penal and legal systems in the U.S. and Asia, paying particular attention upon their impacts on political and religious life
- Demonstrate an effective transfer of competencies to the workplace: Develop research approaches for case studies, and develop approaches to effective workplace communication.
- Analyze and explore the basics of science and technology.
- Explore the history of fossil fuels and their development.
- Project the advances and uses of green technologies in the construction and transportation industries.
- Explore the properties of stars from mass, size, magnitude, luminosity, lifespan, color, variability and main fusion process to formation, death and left over remnant.
- Explore the lives of galaxies from formation to star production, its evolution by collision with other galaxies, and their stellar populations.
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