A Student Guide to Learning Outcomes: General Education SLOs

Palomar College has identified a set of general education learning outcomes, which represent the overall set of abilities and qualities a student graduating from Palomar should possess. These were adopted from the American Association of Colleges and Universities' "LEAP" framework, and modified by the faculty of the College to reflect Palomar's particular set of values. Each year, the College will assess student progress in achieving these outcomes.

Palomar College GE/Institutional Student Learning Outcomes
Click on the outcome name to view a list of courses that address the outcome.

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 - http://www.aacu.org/leap/vision.cfm

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