» General Education Learning Outcomes

The General Education program at Chapman prepares student to think critically and solve problems in a complex and dynamic world. The General Education inquiry areas are each designed to produce a learning outcome or ability consistent with our mission and strategic indicatives, making the Chapman experience truly unique. Through the General Education experience, the Chapman student can explore:

Freshman Foundations Course: Critically analyzes and communicates complex issues and ideas

AI/Artistic Inquiry: Composes critical or creative works that embody or analyze conceptually an artistic form at a baccalaureate / pre-professional level.

QI/Quantitative Inquiry: Students use quantitative methods to help analyze problems in particular academic or social contexts; develop in-depth arguments supported by quantitative evidence; and communicate those arguments in both verbal form and quantitative displays (e.g., tables, graphs, mathematical equations, or other relevant format).

NI/Natural Science Inquiry: Uses scientific principles and reasoning as a way of knowing the natural world, distinguishing science from non-science.

SI/Social Inquiry: Employs theories of how people frame and analyze social and/or historical phenomena.

VI/Values/Ethics Inquiry: Articulates how values and ethics inform human understanding, structures, and behavior

WI/Written Inquiry: Composes texts that show attention to the rhetorical elements of author, audience, and purpose.

GC/Global Study: Connects contemporary social and/or environmental topics to their origins and analyzes their effects on our increasingly globalized world

LC/Language Study: Completes a course at or above the 200-level, a course taught in the language or documented functional language use

CC/Citizenship, Community, Service: Engages in the theoretical and/or applied aspects of political, civic or social engagement in group affiliations

Inter/Multi-disciplinary Cluster: Integrates an additional specialized knowledge with the major field or adds a secondary area of study in order to enrich personal or professional goals.

+ - General Education Assessment Schedule

Inter/Multi-Disciplinary Cluster Spring 2011 Spring 2016
Written Inquiry Spring 2011 Spring 2016
Natural Science Inquiry Fall 2011 Fall 2016
Global Study Cluster  Spring 2012 Spring 2017
Social Inquiry Fall 2012 Fall 2017
Artistic Inquiry Fall 2012 Fall 2017
Comprehensive General Education Assessment (GE Focus Groups)   Fall 2012  Fall 2017
Freshman Foundations Course Spring 2013 Spring 2018
Comprehensive General Education Assessment (NSSE Survey Module)   Spring 2013 Spring 2018
Quantitative Inquiry Spring 2014 Spring 2019
Values/Ethical Inquiry Spring 2014 Spring 2019
Senior Thesis/Capstone Sampling Fall 2014 Fall 2019
Foreign Language Fall 2014 Fall 2019
Citizenship, Community, Service Interterm 2015 Interterm 2020
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