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UDGE Learning Outcomes Policy

Definition: Learning outcomes for the three areas of upper-division general education (BB, CC and DD).
Authority: General Education Committee.
Scope: Upper-division general education courses.
Responsible Division: Academic Affairs
Approval Date: 07/25/2013
Originally Implemented: 07/25/2013
Signature Page/PDF: View UDGE Learning Outcomes Policy Policy



A) Students will apply principles of mathematics, natural sciences, or computational science to problems in the discipline of the course.

B) Students will apply the principles of mathematics, natural science, or computational science to contemporary issues beyond the discipline of the course (e.g., political, societal, business, cultural, diversity, health, or environmental).

C) Students will explain how a field of mathematics or science has progressed over time, giving examples of (a) well-established laws and theories that are no longer debated in scientific and mathematical circles, and (b) areas in which there are unanswered questions or where the application of well-established principles to new situations carries some uncertainty or controversy.

D) Students will explain and/or use methods that mathematicians or scientists utilize to generate knowledge in a particular field, and be able to critically examine instances in which deviations from these methods may result in less reliable conclusions.


A)Students will be able to identify various approaches to spirituality, the arts, philosophy, and/or intellectual thought.

B)Students will utilize critical analysis and/or creative activity in order to examine the cognitive and affective aspects of human experiences.

C) Students will analyze the aesthetic, metaphysical, or ethical manifestation of the human mind in diverse historical and/or cultural contexts.


A) Students will do one or both of the following:

  1. Analyze problems using social scientific reasoning.
  2. Explain the historical and/or social context of major political, economic, scientific, technological, or cultural developments.

B) Students will analyze the ways in which individuals, societies and culture are affected by two or more of the following:

  1. Gender
  2. Ethnicity
  3. Class
  4. Regional and/or Global identities

C) Students will be able to explain the value of multidisciplinary and/or interdisciplinary approaches.