RSU General Education Outcomes

1. Use and analyze written and spoken English effectively.

Core General Education Courses: ENGL 1113, ENGL 1213, SPCH 1113, ENGL 2333

Supporting Performance Goals:
1.1 Students will use the writing process to produce a coherent written product.
1.2 Students will synthesize information from various sources in order to create a research project.
1.3 Students will effectively express ideas through oral presentations.
1.4 Students will successfully analyze and evaluate written, oral, and visual communication.

2. Demonstrate knowledge of and application of scientific principles and recognize the role of science in our society.

Core General Education Courses: PHYS 1014, GEOL 1014, PHYS 1114, GEOL 1114, GEOL 1124, GEOL 1224, CHEM 1315; BIOL 1114, BIOL 1144, BIOL 1134, MATH 1503, MATH 1513, MATH 1613, MATH 2264, PSY 1113

Supporting Performance Goals:
2.1 Students will demonstrate use of scientific method.
2.2 Students will acquire basic content knowledge of sciences.
2.3 Students will apply scientific principles to solve practical problems.
2.4 Students will demonstrate an appreciation of science and the world around them.

3. Apply mathematics and logic to problem solving.

Core General Education Courses: MATH 1503, MATH 1513, MATH 1613, MATH 2264, MATH 1715, PHYS 1014, PHYS 1114, CHEM 1315

Supporting Performance Goals:
3.1 Students will demonstrate quantitative competency.
3.2 Students will apply a variety of mathematical techniques to solve problems.
3.3 Students will use mathematical concepts to comprehend, interpret and communicate quantitative information across various contexts.

4. Gain a perspective on the humanities and recognize their value to individuals and society.

Core General Education Courses: PHIL 1113, ENGL 2613, ART (HUM) 1113, MUSC (HUM) 2573, HUM 2113, HUM 2223, HUM 2893

Supporting Performance Goals:
4.1 Students will acquire basic content knowledge of the humanities.
4.2 Students will use their knowledge of the humanities to produce a comprehensive project.
4.3 Students will develop an appreciation for the humanities.

5. Demonstrate proficiency in use of computers and other technologies.

Core General Education Courses: CS 1113

Supporting Performance Goals:
5.1 Students will use computers to perform a variety of tasks including word processing, database management, spreadsheets, presentations, and internet use.
5.2 Students will use technology appropriately, and ethically.
5.3 Students will use a systematic process to research a problem to identify causes and generate solutions.

6. Demonstrate knowledge of the history and functions of social institutions.

Core General Education Courses: HIST 2483, HIST 2493, POLS 1113, PSY 1113; SOC 1113, ECON 2113

Supporting Performance Goals:
6.1 Students will demonstrate knowledge of democratic societies.
6.2 Students will identify major political trends, events, and personalities.
6.3 Students will demonstrate knowledge of major historical periods.
6.4 Students will identify political systems, and processes.
6.5 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the history and major social trends of family, education, politics, economics or religious institutions.

7. Demonstrate knowledge of diverse human values, beliefs, and behaviors.

Core General Education Courses: LANG 1113, SPAN 1113, NAMS 1143, PHIL 1313, HIST 2013, HIST 2023, GEOG 2243, NAMS 2503, HUM 2113, HUM 2223, HUM 2633, POLS 3053, PSY 1113

Supporting Performance Goals:
7.1 Students will acquire basic content knowledge of the relevant culture(s).
7.2 Students will critically compare and contrast their own culture with that of others.
7.3 Students will recognize differences in and develop an appreciation of the customs, practices, and values of various cultural groups.

8. Demonstrate knowledge of the meaning and purpose of the arts.

Core General Education Courses: ART (HUM) 1113, MUSC (HUM) 2573, ENGL 2613, HUM 2113, HUM 2223, HUM 2893

Supporting Performance Goals:
8.1 Students will analyze, interpret, and respond to selected works of art.
8.2 Students will acquire basic content knowledge of selected fine arts.

9. Demonstrate knowledge of the relationship among people and their physical and social environments.

Core General Education Courses: PSY 1113, SOC 1113, ECON 2113, BIOL 1114, BIOL 1134, BIOL 1144, PHYS 1014, GEOL 1014, PHYS 1114, GEOL 1114, GEOL 1124, GEOL 1224, CHEM 1315, MATH 1503, MATH 1513, MATH 1613, MATH 2264

Supporting Performance Goals:
9.1 Students will understand the individual's behavior, his or her roles, and responsibilities to society.
9.2 Students will demonstrate a knowledge of the forces shaping and altering society.
9.3 Students will demonstrate an awareness of ethical issues.
9.4 Students will report the impact of science on their lives and their impact on the environment.