GE/Institutional Learning Outcomes

Palomar College GE/Institutional Student Learning Outcomes
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Outcome 1: Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World through

  •  Study in the sciences and mathematics, social sciences, humanities, histories, languages, and the arts

Focused by engagement with big questions, both contemporary and enduring

Outcome 2: Intellectual and Practical Skills, including

  •  Inquiry and analysis
  •  Critical and creative thinking
  •  Written and oral communication
  •  Artistic perception
  •  Quantitative literacy
  •  Information literacy
  •  Digital literacy
  •  Teamwork and problem solving

Practiced extensively, across the curriculum, in the context of progressively more challenging problems, projects, and standards for performance

Outcome 3: Personal and Social Responsibility, including

  •  Civic knowledge and engagement—local and global
  •  Intercultural knowledge and competence
  •  Ethical reasoning and action
  •  Foundations and skills for lifelong learning

Anchored through active involvement with diverse communities and real-world challenges

Outcome 4: Integrative Learning, including

  •  Synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general and specialized studies

Demonstrated through the application of knowledge, skills, and responsibilities to new settings and complex problems

*This list has been adapted from the LEAP Essential Learning Outcomes Framework developed by the Association of American Colleges and Universities –