Integrative Studies Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes for the Integrative Studies Program:

PLO 1. Use humanistic inquiry to develop global and diverse perspectives about people, cultures, and the world.

1.1 Introduced: Demonstrate an understanding of ideas, approaches and ethics, from global, multicultural, and diverse perspectives.

1.2 Reinforced: Employ individual and collaborative problem-solving methods that outline actions for addressing public concerns.

1.3 Mastered: Demonstrate adaptability and collaboration in the development, presentation, and implementation of integrative research that generates solutions to concerns of a global community.

PLO 2. Employ design inquiry to develop intuition and imagination for solving problems through innovation.

2.1 Introduced: Analyze creative and innovative ideas and solutions.

2.2 Reinforced: Demonstrate integrative thinking when solving problems in the sciences and the arts.

2.3 Mastered: Create original imaginative works in philosophy, literature, language, science, and the arts that demonstrate design thinking and innovative problem-solving.

PLO 3. Demonstrate information literacy skills relevant to integrative research and necessary for lifelong learning.

3.1 Introduced: Access needed information effectively and ethically.

3.2 Reinforced: Demonstrate close reading analysis by evaluating sources for validity, accuracy, and social, political, economic, and ethical biases.

3.3 Mastered: Accurately apply integrative research in papers and projects to support well-developed theses.

PLO 4. Demonstrate logic and critical thinking skills by using quantitative and qualitative reasoning.

4.1 Introduced: Solve problems using mathematical concepts, methods, and models.

4.2 Reinforced: Conduct planned investigations using mathematical reasoning and the scientific method to generate reasoned conclusions.

4.3 Mastered: Evaluate integrative connections between core quantitative and qualitative findings that describe natural phenomena.

PLO 5. Apply scientific inquiry to research that examines the relationship between landscapes, natural and built environments, peoples, and cultures.

5.1 Introduced: Use social science methods to examine and explain human psychological and environmental health concerns.

5.2 Reinforced: Use the scientific method to investigate and explain natural, human, and environmental issues.

5.3 Mastered: Evaluate the relationships between natural resources, environmental sustainability, stewardship, and human health.

PLO 6. Demonstrate articulate oral and written skills necessary for the effective presentation of complex documents and visuals to varying public and private audiences.

6.1 Introduced: Express written and oral ideas articulately in Standard English.

6.2 Reinforced: Compose critical written and oral responses to content in a variety of genres and mediums.

6.3 Mastered: Compose complex written documents, present oral information, and design visual models that accurately convey purpose, audience, tone, thesis, and style.