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King Hall D1045
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Telephone: (323) 343-5969
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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:
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
- Participate in the scholarly communication process through various activities (portfolios, experiments, theses).
- Determine the availability of needed information and make decisions based on critical evaluation and other criteria.
- Locate, evaluate, record, synthesize, and manage information using available and emerging technologies.
- Demonstrate the ability to participate in disciplinary discourse communities.
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
- Identify the ways that the arts and sciences enrich life and contribute to culture.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process through self-motivated creative activities.
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
- Identify themselves as active participants capable of having an impact on the social, political, business, and cultural, and educational communities we serve.
- Develop innovative, community-centered strategies to address social, political, economic, and ecological challenges, gaps, and injustices within the communities we serve.
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
- Evaluate issues of global significance from diverse cultural, political, economic, scientific, or technological perspectives.
- Identify and explain the relationship between local and global conditions, practices, and contexts.
- Recognize the global context and ethical implications of the knowledge they produce and the decisions they make.