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
- Examine social life as displayed in history, culture, power structures, norms, or customs.
- Acquire the analytical skills and critical sensibilities to understand human society and culture.
Creative Methods (CM) Goals
- 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.
- 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
- Understand the ways in which claims about values are discovered, articulated and justified.
- 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
- Demonstrate an informed understanding of the values and attitudes of people in another culture, and the ways in which these influence the contemporary world.
- Evaluate critically, and on the basis of explicit criteria, the culture of a foreign society.
Interpretive Methods (IM) Goals
- Interpret the human experience of meaning as expressed in artistic and intellectual products.
- 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
- Understand the role of models in explaining the world and universe, including techniques for testing the accuracy and limitations of models.
- Use this understanding to solve problems: learn to apply models to understand a variety of real world situations.
Experimental Scientific Methods (SM) Goals
- Develop hands-on skill acquiring reproducible data and interpreting them within a theoretical framework.
- Understand the application and limitation of experimental data and theoretical frameworks to the natural world.
Understanding Diversity at Home (UD) Goals
- Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of U.S. society and the ways in which different groups have experienced and confronted issues of diversity.
- 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.
- Address matters of diversity in a variety of contexts, including ethical, social and personal.