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Integrated Studies (B.A.)

Learning Outcomes

 
 

Academic Learning Compact

Consistent with its mission and guiding principles, Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to academic excellence and continuous quality improvement, as supported by a sound teaching-learning process. Within this process, students and instructors share responsibility for learning that is a movement from the simple to the complex, the concrete to the abstract, and the dependent to the independent. The Academic Learning Compact (ALC) initiative supports the teaching-learning process by clearly identifying expected core student learning outcomes in the areas of content/discipline knowledge and skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills; aligning curricula with expectations; and using assessment to guide continuous improvement.
Content/Discipline Knowledge and Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of multiple disciplinary approaches to contemporary issues and topics.
  2. Integrate knowledge and methods from multiple disciplines to generate novel perspectives on issues.
  3. Connect and extend knowledge from multiple disciplinary fields to their civic participation.
  4. Demonstrate ability to collaborate with peers and others to achieve civic aims. 

Content/Discipline Knowledge and Skills are assessed at the college and departmental levels through essays, exams, and other projects completed in the following course: IDS 4910.

Communication Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Select a topic and develop it using an integrative approach to analysis and communicating arguments.
  2. Develop, organize, and relate ideas and information with coherence, clarity, and unity.

Communication Skills are assessed at the college and departmental levels through essays, exams, and other projects completed in the following course: IDS 4910.

Critical Thinking Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Integrate and apply relevant and compelling multi-disciplinary content in the thoughtful analyses of various subject matters.
  2. Skillfully employ and evaluate a range of disciplinary perspectives to draw conclusions about given issues.

Critical Thinking Skills are assessed at the college and departmental levels through essays, exams, and other projects completed in the following course: IDS 4910.