University Literacies


1.1 Demonstrate mastery of the basic skills in communication, technology, and information management.
1.2 Recognize diversity in the processes and methods of critical thinking and problem-solving.
1.3 Differentiate the variety of approaches for examining and using information, and their technological applications in contemporary life.
1.4 Utilize tools for gathering, retrieving, evaluating, and communicating information and data for various purposes. These tools should include the basic skills in writing, speaking, listening, computing, and problem solving.
1.5 Synthesize knowledge gathered from different cultures in communication and problem-solving efforts.


2.1 Demonstrate understanding of the workings of American social, political, and economic systems.
2.2 Recognize the existence of diverse alternative systems and their necessary global relationships.
2.3 Trace the geographical and historical roots which are shaping these systems.
2.4 Analyze the tools for responsible citizenship involvement and for participation in economic and social endeavors.
2.5 Describe the diverse values, beliefs, ideas, and world views found globally into personal community and civic activities.


3.1 Apply appropriate science concepts, principles, laws, and theories to interact with the universe.
3.2 Utilize the processes of science in solving problems, making decisions, and furthering one’s own knowledge of the universe.
3.3 Demonstrate the ability to make informed personal decisions about issues that involve science (i.e., health, the sustainable use of resources, etc.) in ways that are consistent with the values that underlie science.
3.4 Demonstrate numerous manipulative skills associated with science and technology (i.e., measurement, data collection, and interpretation of results).
3.5 Analyze and critically respond to the ways that science is represented in other disciplines, in popular culture, and in the media.
3.6 Demonstrate understanding of the multicultural history and experimental nature of scientific knowledge.


4.1 Discuss the importance of ethics and values in human life, how both interact with attempts to objectively and subjectively understand the world.
4.2 Identify and deploy methods for analyzing and resolving disputes about ethics and values.
4.3 Recognize the diversity and similarities in value systems held by different cultures and co-cultures.
4.4 Demonstrate the ability to seek common goals and principles through which different cultures can work together to solve common problems.
4.5 Develop a personal and socially responsible system of ethics and values that one feels comfortable revisiting and perhaps revising throughout one’s life.


5.1 Identify the great themes and metaphors of human experience in various forms of aesthetic expressions to enhance the understanding of life.
5.2 Discuss diversities in the visual, verbal, and performing arts and the origins and reconciliation of such diversities.
5.3 Compare and contrast the role of various art forms from a range of societies as both records and shapers of language and cultures.
5.4 Engage in perceptive and open-minded enjoyment of aesthetic experiences.
5.5 Create aesthetic works that reflect awareness of self and social contexts.


6.1 Compare differences and similarities among the disciplines in terms of central concerns, values, methodologies, and relationship to public life.
6.2 Synthesize diverse perspectives to achieve an interdisciplinary understanding.
6.3 Discuss the relationships among academic knowledge, professional work, and the responsibilities of local and global citizenship.
6.4 Utilize multiple modes of inquiry, expression, and processes for decision-making.

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