General Education Core Competencies/Learner-Centered Outcomes

General Education 1: Reading Comprehension

LCO 1: Students will demonstrate the ability to extract and construct meaning through

interaction and involvement with written language in a variety of genres.

LCO 2: Students will demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge gained from reading to

a variety of situations.

General Education 2: Logical/Critical Thinking/Deductive Reasoning

LCO 1: Students will demonstrate the ability to address issues or problems through an

exploration and synthesis of facts, ideas, and events.

LCO 2: Students will demonstrate the ability to develop conclusions and communicate findings and/or observations based on questioning, formulating ideas, and processing and applying abstract concepts.

General Education 3: Written Communication

LCO 1: Students will demonstrate the ability to construct, develop, and communicate ideas in written form by crafting well-organized messages, with documentation when required.

General Education 4: Oral Communication

LCO 1: Students will demonstrate the ability to construct and deliver oral messages.

LCO 2: Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and utilize elements of interpersonal communication.

General Education 5: Computer/Technology Skills

LCO 1: Students will demonstrate the ability to use current technology and electronic tools and to adapt to emerging technology in order to support learning.

LCO 2: Students will demonstrate competency in the use of software and technology in practical ways including but not limited to numerical computation, data manipulation, the submission of assignments, and/or the use of media in presentations. 

General Education 6: Christian Worldview/Integration of Faith and Learning

LCO 1: Students will demonstrate the ability to interpret and assess a variety of worldviews in light of biblical truth.

LCO 2: Students will demonstrate the ability to apply a biblical worldview to learning and to life.

General Education 7: Responsible Global Citizenship

LCO 1: Students will demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of societies, cultures, and governance throughout the world.

LCO 2: Students will demonstrate global awareness, understanding of the value of diversity and a commitment to justice and ethical treatment of the world and its people. 

General Education 8: Integrated Service-Learning

LCO 1: Students will demonstrate the ability to integrate academic instruction, community service, and guided reflection from a Christ centered, faith-based perspective in order to enhance student learning, foster civic responsibility, and develop servant leadership skills. 

General Education 9: Physical/Emotional Wellness

LCO 1: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of maintaining physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being.

LCO 2: Students will demonstrate knowledge of how to apply healthy practices to their lives. 

General Education 10: Information Literacy

LCO 1: Students will demonstrate the ability to discern the need for and ability to locate

relevant, reliable information for task completion, problem solving, and personal decision making.

LCO 2: Students will demonstrate the ability to responsibly evaluate, and ethically incorporate retrieved information.