Core Curriculum Goals 

If your course has a core attached to it (CA, CM, ES, EW, IM, MM, SM, UD), the goals that this course meets are listed below.

Social and Cultural Analysis Methods (CA) Goals 

  1. Examine social life as displayed in history, culture, power structures, norms, or customs. 
  1. Acquire the analytical skills and critical sensibilities to understand human society and culture. 

Creative Methods (CM) Goals 

  1. Acquire the vocabulary necessary to talk intelligently about one’s own creative art as well as the creative art of others, and to clearly articulate the aesthetic experience. 
  1. Develop the hands-on skills that are necessary for aesthetic expression and reflection and practical knowledge essential to the implementation of creative techniques and concepts. 

Meaning, Ethics, and Social Responsibility (ES) Goals 

  1. Understand the ways in which claims about values are discovered, articulated and justified. 
  1. Apply this understanding, in conjunction with practical skills, to reflective evaluation about one’s own beliefs and those of others and/or engagement with contemporary social, political, and ethical problems. 

Experiencing the World (EW) Goals 

  1. Demonstrate an informed understanding of the values and attitudes of people in another culture, and the ways in which these influence the contemporary world. 
  1. Evaluate critically, and on the basis of explicit criteria, the culture of a foreign society. 

Interpretive Methods (IM) Goals 

  1. Interpret the human experience of meaning as expressed in artistic and intellectual products. 
  1. Apply the knowledge and perspective gained from interpretive analysis to a broader understanding of the world or to one’s own life. 

Modeling Methods (MM) Goals 

  1. Understand the role of models in explaining the world and universe, including techniques for testing the accuracy and limitations of models. 
  1. Use this understanding to solve problems: learn to apply models to understand a variety of real world situations. 

Experimental Scientific Methods (SM) Goals 

  1. Develop hands-on skill acquiring reproducible data and interpreting them within a theoretical framework. 
  1. Understand the application and limitation of experimental data and theoretical frameworks to the natural world. 

Understanding Diversity at Home (UD) Goals 

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of U.S. society and the ways in which different groups have experienced and confronted issues of diversity. 
  1. Demonstrate as well an informed awareness and understanding of U.S. commonality – those principles and values that are most central to the experience of the United States. 
  1. Address matters of diversity in a variety of contexts, including ethical, social and personal.