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ESSENTIAL COLLEGE-WIDE LEARNING OUTCOMES

Undergraduate College Educational Vision

Medaille College aspires to foster a culture of learning that blends theory with practice, liberal learning with professional studies, and the formal curriculum with the co-curricular. The guiding principle of the undergraduate curriculum at Medaille College is that students will receive a liberal education that exposes them to multiple disciplines and ways of knowing that complements their in-depth study in a major. By design, Medaille exposes students to a knowledge base about professions, human culture, and the natural world that combines depth of study in a specific academic major with breadth of study in a representative variety of arts and sciences disciplines. As a result, Medaille graduates will demonstrate proficiency in the core competencies essential for lifelong personal development, adaptability to change, professional competence, civic engagement, and global understanding. To this end, faculty and other campus educators strive to provide undergraduates with coherent, integrated, and dynamic learning experiences in a depth and breadth of study within and across the majors. Such study shall prepare them for success in the twenty-first century, both personally and professionally, as culturally literate problem solvers and lifelong learners.  

Course Outcomes

Critical Thinking: Critical thinking is reasoned analysis and evaluation of an object of study, especially its claims, assumptions, and evidence of reasoned analysis. Critical thinking is characterized by open-minded and reflective inquiry that cultivates understanding and informed judgment.

Scientific Reasoning: Scientific reasoning is the ability to use deduction and/or induction and scientific methodology to find objective truth about phenomena in the natural world. Scientific methodology includes the use of experimentation, observation and data collection, the formulation and testing of hypotheses, as well as unbiased analytical reasoning.

Ethical Reasoning: Ethical reasoning is the ability to recognize and analyze ethical issues—personal, civic, and professional—and to rationally evaluate solutions to those problems by using ethical theories and other relevant knowledge. Ethical reasoning thus combines a basic awareness of ethics with a working knowledge of ethical theory. The development of ethical reasoning will enable students to integrate theory and practice in the critical evaluation of solutions to the problems they face in a complex and globally-connected world.

Integrative Thinking: Integrative thinking entails the ability to synthesize knowledge and connect modes of thinking in two or more disciplines, or sub-disciplines. The purpose is to explain a phenomenon, to solve a problem, to create a product or other form of expression, and/or to make informed decisions in ways that would have been impossible or unlikely through a single disciplinary lens.

Quantitative Literacy: Quantitative literacy is the ability to recognize relations among quantities, represent those relations with a formal system, and communicate predictive and descriptive information about those relations. Quantitative Literacy is demonstrated in the application of symbolic manipulation, quantitative analysis, and logical interpretation to problem solving.

Information Literacy: Information literacy includes determining the nature and extent of the information that is needed; locating information effectively and efficiently; evaluating the information critically; utilizing it for specific and desired purposes; and recognizing legal and ethical aspects of the information, such as plagiarism.

Oral Literacy: Oral literacy is the ability to communicate orally in a manner that unites theory, criticism, and practice to produce effective discourse. It includes awareness of audience and the use of language, grammar, and appropriate examples; it also includes effective responses to the audience’s questions and/or comments.

Written Literacy: Written literacy involves the ability to develop and support a clear and concise document that unites theory and practice in order to fulfill a purpose that is relevant and appropriate for its audience.

Cultural Literacy: Cultural literacy is the ability to demonstrate an understanding of science, culture, and society, as well as an understanding of the interconnectedness of these elements of human experience. More than mere memorization of facts, this outcome is achieved by research, creative expression, civic or global engagement, and other experiential learning. The result includes the ability to recognize and integrate important elements of artistic and scientific achievement, and political, historical and philosophical understandings, in order to participate in a reasoned, informed discourse and engage in creative problem solving.