Program Learning Goals

Submitted by admin on Tue, 01/02/2007 - 2:33pm.
PBy pursuing answers to the complex questions discussed in the program description and completing all program work, you will demonstrate some degree of accomplishment with respect to each of the following:

• Appreciating notable works of literature, philosophy, and the arts that have influenced world culture and who we are today.
• An understanding of how the mind and body are inextricably connected.
• Working collaboratively
• Communicating clearly through writing and speaking
• Thinking creatively, critically, and holistically, as demonstrated through a variety of program activities.
• Developing and meeting one’s own intellectual goals within the context of our learning community.

This program is also shaped by a strong belief in Evergreen’s Five foci:

• Interdisciplinary Study: Students learn to pull together ideas and concepts from many subject areas, which enables them to tackle real-world issues in all their complexity.
• Collaborative Learning: Students develop knowledge and skills through shared learning, rather than learning in isolation and in competition with others.
• Learning Across Significant Differences: Students learn to recognize, respect and bridge differences — critical skills in an increasingly diverse world.
• Personal Engagement: Students develop their capacities to judge, speak and act on the basis of their own reasoned beliefs.
• Linking Theory with Practical Applications: Students understand abstract theories by applying them to projects and activities and by putting them into practice in real-world situations.

It will also help students work toward the following expectations the college as a whole has for its graduates:

• Articulate and assume responsibility for your own work.
• Participate collaboratively and responsibly in our diverse society.
• Communicate creatively and effectively.
• Demonstrate integrative, independent, critical thinking.
• Apply qualitative, quantitative and creative modes of inquiry appropriately to practical and theoretical problems across disciplines.

Submitted by admin on Tue, 01/02/2007 - 2:33pm.
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