During the Spring 2019 General Education Assemblies for Learning Outcomes, faculty groups began to develop learning outcomes for the Literature & Arts 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 Literature & Arts listed below.
After taking a course in Literature & Arts, students will be able to:
- Fundamentals: Identify and describe the formal elements and social dimensions of literary and/or artistic works. (C-SLOs 1 & 4)
- Context: Identify how material conditions and cultural constructions in a variety of global contexts shape the human experience. (C-SLO 4)
- Theory and Application: Express a critical understanding of literary and/or artistic concepts through a variety of accessible media such as text, speech, drawing, illustration, comics, storyboards, design, film, music, dance/movement, theatrical arts, visual art, sculpture, or video. (C-SLO 1)
- Methodology: Exercise diverse interpretive methods for understanding how literature and arts address and express matters of cultural, social, and political significance. (C-SLO 1)
- Research Inquiry: Apply knowledge of literary and/or artistic works to develop research questions and/or produce creative projects. (C-SLO 2)