Textual Analysis and Interpretation

Students will interpret texts with awareness of the texts’ basic orientation in the world (historical, philosophical, religious, linguistic, etc.).

Students will be able to construct arguments and evaluate canons using the evidence and tools of critical analysis appropriate to the object of inquiry.

Students will develop an appreciation of the fundamental ambiguities and complexities involved in all human attempts to answer questions about knowledge, values, and life.

Arts Literacy and Practice

Students will develop the ability to appreciate, evaluate, and articulate the aesthetic and formal elements of a work of art.

Students will develop the ability to comprehend and interpret works of art within historical and cultural contexts.

Students will develop the ability to synthesize conceptual, formal, aesthetic and technical elements resulting in the performance or creation of works of art.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Students will demonstrate knowledge of scientific and/or mathematical content and principles in a disciplinary field.

Students will develop skills that enhance their ability to think critically about scientific, technological, and/or mathematical issues.

Social Sciences: Social and Behavioral Analysis

Students will understand and examine the ways in which individuals interact with, and are shaped by, social groups, institutions, and social structures and how these social constructions shape history, space, values, culture, and behavior; AND/OR

Students will understand how behavior is shaped by biological and environmental history and the choices made throughout life.

Students will use tools of social and/or behavioral analysis drawn from various analytical frameworks to analyze behavior and/or critically interpret social issues.

Students will be able to apply the principles of social and/or behavioral analysis in various contexts and at various levels to effect improvements in human society.