Union Institute and University

Undergraduate Learning Outcomes And Competencies

I. Communications:

Express and interpret ideas clearly, using a variety of written, oral and/or visual forms.

Construct coherent, organized expression appropriate to a variety of disciplines and audiences.
Apply the basic mechanics of language (syntax, grammar, punctuation, and spelling) effectively.

II. Critical & Creative Thinking:

Use different modes of disciplinary and interdisciplinary inquiry to explore ideas and issues from multiple perspectives.

Assess ideas, research, and/or theories presented by others.
Synthesize multiple perspectives into a coherent understanding of a problem, issue, or question.
Generate alternative questions, interpretations, or approaches within an established discipline or field of inquiry.

III. Ethical & Social Responsibility:

Express ethical & social implications in one’s social, professional, artistic and/or scholarly practice.

Articulate own values and situate them with respect to the larger society.
Identify the ethical and social implications of one’s own values.
Exhibit ethical scholarly practice.

IV. Social and Global Perspectives:

Articulate a perspective on power in the world and one’s own place in the global community.

Compare and contrast the perspectives of diverse peoples.
Analyze systems of power among individuals, communities, and /or institutions in different cultures.

V. Area of Concentration:

Explain and apply major terms, methods, concepts, and/or theories relevant to the area of concentration.

Defined by majors and areas of concentration.

University Learning Outcomes