General Education Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Revised Fall 2021
After completing the General Education core, students should demonstrate competency in the following skill sets aligned with the NSU Degrees of Excellence:
1.1 Analytic Inquiry. Students should be able to:
A. Raise vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;
B. Evaluate approaches to address complex problems;
C. Test proposed solutions.
1.2 Information Literacy. Students should be able to:
A. Determine the extent of information needed;
B. Access the needed information effectively and efficiently;
C. Evaluate the reliability and comparative worth of various information sources;
D. Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose;
E. Use information ethically and legally.
1.3. Engage Diverse Perspectives.
Students should be able to explain alternative systems of thought, including their assumptions, implications, and practical consequences.
1.4 Quantitative Fluency. Students should be able to:
A. Write an equation using mathematical symbols that expresses a relationship;
B. Perform arithmetic operations on algebraic expressions and solves linear equations;
C. Evaluate the validity of procedures in solving a mathematical problem;
D. Interpret mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables, and schematics, and draw inferences from them.
1.5 Communication Fluency. Students should be able to:
A. Construct coherent written and oral arguments for general and specific audiences;
B. Construct coherent written and oral narratives for general and specific audiences;
C. Collaborate with others to advance an argument or design an approach to resolving a social, personal or ethical dilemma.
5.1 Cultural Foundations. Students should be able to:
A. Analyze the advantages and challenges of a culturally diverse society;
B. Identify the connectedness of culture and society;
C. Discuss how culture influences one’s perspective;
D. Define one’s identity in relation to cultural differences;
E. Work across cultural differences.
5.3 Life Skills & Personal Development. Student should be able to:
A. Achieve personal goals;
B. Recognize personal strengths and challenges;
C. Recognize personal strengths and challenges;
D. Manage resources effectively.