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Section Six - General Education

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General Education Student Learning Outcomes

Each CSU campus defines its GE student learning outcomes to fit with the framework of the four “Essential Learning Outcomes” drawn from the Liberal Education and American Promise (LEAP) campaign, an initiative of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

The “Essential Learning Outcomes” are:

Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World

  • Achieved through study in the Sciences and mathematics, Social Sciences, Humanities, Histories, Languages, and the Arts

Intellectual and Practical Skills, including

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Information Literacy and Technology Literacy
  • Teamwork
  • Creativity, Inquiry, and Discovery

Personal and Civic Responsibility, including

  • Global Competencies
  • Intercultural Competence (cultural values/traditions-U.S.)
  • Ethical Reasoning and Social Responsibility
  • Self-Understanding
  • Foundation and skill for Lifelong Learning

Integrative Learning, including

  • Synthesis and Interdisciplinary Methods of Inquiry


Section 6: General Education
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