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Student Learning Outcomes

Recognizing the need for advanced intellectual and creative skills that emphasize interdisciplinary and independent thinking, students in the Honors College are expected to meet additional learning outcomes in the following areas:

Knowledge Creation

Honors College students develop an appreciation for various modes of academic inquiry and contribute to a knowledge economy. Honors College students are information-literate and understand how information is informally and formally produced, organized and disseminated in dynamic information environments. Honors College students acquire knowledge and produce work using logic, curiosity, imagination, sensibility and reflection.

Honors College students demonstrate knowledge creation when they

Aesthetic Awareness and Creativity

Honors College students will be expected to respond subjectively as well as objectively to aesthetic experiences, respect the integrity of both emotional and intellectual responses, and recognize aesthetic responses as complementing rational inquiry. They will cultivate and refine their affective, cognitive, and physical faculties through studying great works of the human imagination across a range of contexts and cultures.

Honors College students demonstrate aesthetic awareness and creativity when they

Civic Engagement and Social Innovation

Honors College students will learn to effectively participate in political and civic processes and to make socially responsible decisions. They will identify social, political, economic, and ecological challenges faced by local, regional, national, and global communities and propose innovative and sustainable solutions to those challenges.

Honors College students demonstrate civic engagement and social innovation when they

Global Citizenship

Honors College students will develop the social, cultural, linguistic, and technological skills to participate effectively in a global society and workplace. They will recognize and explore individual and cultural differences and commonalities within the diverse populations of the world; they will understand the interdependence of political, economic, and environmental systems; and they will analyze the relationships between diverse aesthetic, ethical and cultural practices.

Honors College students demonstrate global learning and global citizenship when they