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Shown here are the general learning goals of the program broken down into specific student learning outcomes (SLOs). These SLOs represent what a student should be able to do as a result of successfully completing this program. Student performance on these outcomes are routinely assessed by program faculty as a way of informing programmatic improvement efforts.
GOAL I--Critical Thinking: Identify and critically analyze the social, environmental, and economic dimensions of sustainability.
- Students will apply skills of inquiry, including college-level research, in the analysis of sustainability issues.
- Students will communicate standpoints effectively through writing, speaking, and other forms of public discourse.
- Students will define and discuss the idea and practice of sustainability.
- Students will explain and evaluate current challenges to sustainability, including modern world social, environmental, and economic structures and crises.
GOAL II--Integration. Develop a capacity for integrative thinking and practice.
- Students will collaborate with other students, faculty, professionals, or others with varied experience and perspectives through group projects, collaborative research, and internships.
- Students will evaluate contemporary globalization in terms of sustainability.
- Students will evaluate sustainability issues and solutions using a holistic approach that focuses on connections between complex human and natural systems.
- Students will integrate knowledge from multiple sources and perspectives to understand environmental limits governing human societies and economies and social justice dimensions of sustainability.
- Students will practice integrative scholarship in written, oral, and other forms of public communication.
GOAL III--Praxis: Integrate theory, practice, and reflection in the pursuit of a more sustainable world.
- Students will apply an informed ethical perspective to sustainability issues.
- Students will apply theoretical frameworks to sustainability issues.
- Students will evaluate the importance of civic responsibility in sustainable communities.
- Students will participate in activities that promote sustainability in individual, local, or global contexts.
- Students will practice community engagement through writing, speaking, and other forms of public discourse.
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