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College of Education & Integrative Studies

Learning Outcomes and Expectations

Liberal Studies Curriculum Map

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        Like all other departments on campus, the Liberal Studies Department has identified learning outcomes that students will accomplish by the end of their degree work.  Click here to see the Liberal Studies Curriculum Map for how these six outcomes are distributed in Liberal Studies core courses.

Liberal Studies Student Expectations

        Teaching and learning go hand in hand. That is, a teacher is only as effective as students are willing to invest in the learning process.

For this reason, the Liberal Studies faculty expects majors to be actively engaged and invested in their learning in the following ways:

  • Learning in all courses requires active and genuine commitment and investment to excellence; faculty and students are responsible for the learning that happens in the classroom.

  • High levels of classroom participation are expected, including coming prepared to class having done all reading and assignments, having spent time thinking about the readings and assignments to comment, discuss and ask questions.

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  • Students should aim to be self-disciplined, self-motivated and intellectually curious in and outside the classroom (life-long learners).
  • Students should view themselves as learners, teachers and leaders in the classroom and on campus, helping peers, the professor and others understand material, discussions and other related issues.
  • Students need to understand that their Liberal Studies education is more than vocational training but also encompasses the intrinsic human capacity to learn and to come to know, understand and improve the world around them.