During the Spring 2019 General Education Assemblies for Learning Outcomes, faculty groups began to develop learning outcomes for the Historical & Philosophical Perspectives Requirement. Then, smaller Working Groups digested the information from the Assemblies and created draft learning outcomes which were then made available on this website for campus comments. The comments were taken into consideration by both the General Education Board and the Council for Learning Outcomes Assessment, resulting in the revised draft learning outcomes for Historical & Philosophical Perspectives listed below.
After taking a course in Historical & Philosophical Perspectives, students will be able to:
- Fundamentals: Explain how worldviews, ethics, or philosophical perspectives have shaped and continue to shape historical issues, social change, and cultural understanding. (C-SLOs 1 & 4)
- Context: Explain and compare commonalities and differences in the human experience, as influenced by factors such as culture, race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, and class, in a matrix of time and place. (C-SLO 4)
- Research Inquiry: Identify and critically evaluate evidence from a variety of sources to place events in their historical, ethical, intellectual, social, economic, environmental and political contexts. (C-SLO 1)