College of Arts and Sciences

General Studies and Advising Center

Multi-Campus Student Learning Goals and Outcomes

All undergraduate students completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Humanities or Social Sciences will engage in a variety of activities designed to further the programs’ Learning Goals:

  1. To expose students to a thorough and integrated study of social sciences, humanities, histories, languages, the arts, and other related disciplines as appropriate to the degree pursued, that will allow them to develop a deep, broad, diverse, and transdisciplinary perspective and understanding.
  2. To expose students to a diversity of ways to integrate and synthesize knowledge from multiple sources.
  3. To help students develop means of expressing concepts, propositions, and beliefs in coherent, concise and technically correct forms appropriate to their professional goals.
  4. To help students think, react, and work in imaginative ways stimulated by a higher degree of disciplinary synergies that will promote transdisciplinary innovation, and divergent thinking.

Learning Outcomes

A student completing the BA in Humanities degree program will be able to:

  1. Integrate learned skills and knowledge derived from the study of the humanities and/or the arts and other related disciplines, acquiring the necessary depth and breadth required for a transdisciplinary perspective. 
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in using disciplinary-appropriate methods for research, critical analysis, creative work or professional performance.
  3. Communicate conclusions, interpretations, and implications clearly, concisely, and effectively, both orally and in writing for different types of audiences.
  4. Articulate and apply values, principles, and ideals derived from an individual as well as integrated understanding of their areas of study that demonstrate awareness of current societal challenges.

A student completing the BA in Social Sciences degree program will be able to:

  1. Integrate learned skills and knowledge derived from the study of the social sciences and other related disciplines, acquiring the necessary depth and breadth required for a transdisciplinary perspective.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in using disciplinary-appropriate methods for research or critical analysis, or for professional performance.
  3. Communicate conclusions, interpretations, and implications clearly, concisely, and effectively, both orally and in writing for different types of audiences.
  4. Articulate and apply values, principles, and ideals derived from an individual as well as integrated understanding of their areas of study that demonstrate awareness of current societal challenges.
CAS General Studies & Advising Center, Daggy Hall 201, PO Box 642421, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-2421
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