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Student Learner Outcomes

The purpose of Morehead State University's general education component is to equip all students with the knowledge and skills to live fulfilling and productive lives as educated citizens of the world.
  • 1. Communication Skills -Through general education, students:
    • a. Speak effectively in conversational, small group, public, or intercultural contexts.
    • b. Read college-level texts for comprehension.
    • c. Write effectively for a variety of target audiences using conventions associated with Standard English.
    • d. Convey relationships using two or more of the following: equations, graphs, tables, maps, and diagrams.
  • 2. Intellectual Skills -Through general education, students:
    • a. Employ current research technologies in the process of locating, analyzing, evaluating, and using information.
    • b. Effectively utilize deductive or inductive reasoning.
    • c. Analyze or evaluate diverse points of view.
    • d. Articulate ethical consequences of decisions or actions.
    • e. Apply knowledge and skills to new settings.
  • 3. Quantitative Skills - Through general education, students:
    • a. Analyze problems using arithmetic, geometric, algebraic, or statistical methods.
    • b. Use deductive reasoning in a formal, symbolic, axiomatic system.
    • c. Verify answers to mathematical or scientific problems.
  • 4. Knowledge of Human Cultures - Through general education, students:
    • a. Investigate the history of the basic principles or operations of the United States government with a view to being a responsible citizen.
    • b. Investigate the worldview of societies outside the United States.
    • c. Analyze historical processes that influence individuals or groups.
    • d. Demonstrate the knowledge necessary to make choices that promote sustained health and well-being.
  • 5. Knowledge of the Natural World - Through general education, students:
    • a. Classify statements as scientific or nonscientific.
    • b. Apply scientific or technological concepts to solving problems of natural systems.
    • c. Employ a scientific approach to analyze scientific questions.
  • 6. Knowledge of Aesthetics - Through general education, students:
    • a. Discuss how ideas are communicated through the expressive arts; e.g., literature, theatre, dance, music, or visual arts.
    • b. Analyze the aesthetic value of creative productions in a cultural or historical context.