General Education Outcomes And Common Core Outcomes

Pathways Common Core Outcomes Aligned with General Education Outcomes

General Education Outcomes

  • Communicate effectively in various forms
  • Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  • Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  • Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning
Pathways Common Core Outcomes Aligned with General Education Outcomes
Required Core
Courses in this area must meet all the learning outcomes below: A student will:
General Education Outcomes Corresponding to Pathways Common Core Outcomes

­­I.A English Composition

Read and listen critically and analytically, including identifying an argument's major assumptions and assertions and evaluating its supporting evidence.

  • Communicate effectively in various forms
  • Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

Write clearly and coherently in varied, academic formats (such as formal essays, research papers, and reports) using standard English and appropriate technology to critique and improve one's own and others' texts.

Demonstrate research skills using appropriate technology, including gathering, evaluating, and synthesizing primary and secondary sources.

Support a thesis with well-reasoned arguments, and communicate persuasively across a variety of contexts, purposes, audiences, and media.

Formulate original ideas and relate them to the ideas of others by employing the conventions of ethical attribution and citation.

I.B Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning

Interpret and draw appropriate inferences from quantitative representations, such as formulas, graphs, or tables.

  • Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  • Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life

Use algebraic, numerical, graphical, or statistical methods to draw accurate conclusions and solve mathematical problems.

Represent quantitative problems expressed in natural language in a suitable mathematical format.

Effectively communicate quantitative analysis or solutions to mathematical problems in written or oral form.

Evaluate solutions to problems for reasonableness using a variety of means, including informed estimation.

Apply mathematical methods to problems in other fields of study.

I.C Life and Physical Sciences

Identify and apply the fundamental concepts and methods of a life or physical science.

  • Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  • Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  • Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

Apply the scientific method to explore natural phenomena, including hypothesis development, observation, experimentation, measurement, data analysis, and data presentation.

Use the tools of a scientific discipline to carry out collaborative laboratory investigations.

Gather, analyze, and interpret data and present it in an effective written laboratory or fieldwork report.

Identify and apply research ethics and unbiased assessment in gathering and reporting scientific data.

II. Flexible Core Mandatory Outcomes

Courses in the flexible core must meet the three outcomes below:

General Education Outcomes Corresponding to Pathways Common Core Outcomes

Gather, interpret, and assess information from a variety of sources and points of view.

  • Communicate effectively in various forms
  • Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  • Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  • Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

Evaluate evidence and arguments critically or analytically.

Produce well-reasoned written or oral arguments using evidence to support conclusions.

  1. Flexible Core by Category

Courses in this area must meet at least three of the additional learning outcomes below in each category. A student will:

General Education Outcomes Corresponding to Pathways Common Core Outcomes

II.A World Cultures and Global Issues

Identify and apply the fundamental concepts and methods of a discipline or interdisciplinary field exploring world cultures or global issues, including, but not limited to, anthropology, communications, cultural studies, economics, ethnic studies, foreign languages (building upon previous language acquisition), geography, history, political science, sociology, and world literature.

  • Communicate effectively in various forms
  • Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  • Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  • Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

+ course specific outcomes

Analyze culture, globalization, or global cultural diversity, and describe an event or process from more than one point of view.

Analyze the historical development of one or more non-U.S. societies.

Analyze the significance of one or more major movements that have shaped the world's societies.

Analyze and discuss the role that race, ethnicity, class, gender, language, sexual orientation, belief, or other forms of social differentiation play in world cultures or societies.

Speak, read, and write a language other than English, and use that language to respond to cultures other than one's own.

II.B U.S. Experience in its Diversity

Identify and apply the fundamental concepts and methods of a discipline or interdisciplinary field exploring the U.S. experience in its diversity, including, but not limited to, anthropology, communications, cultural studies, economics, history, political science, psychology, public affairs, sociology, and U.S. literature.

  • Communicate effectively in various forms
  • Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  • Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  • Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

+ course specific outcomes

Analyze and explain one or more major themes of U.S. history from more than one informed perspective.

Evaluate how indigenous populations, slavery, or immigration have shaped the development of the United States.

Explain and evaluate the role of the United States in international relations.

Identify and differentiate among the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government and analyze their influence on the development of U.S. democracy.

Analyze and discuss common institutions or patterns of life in contemporary U.S. society and how they influence, or are influenced by, race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, belief, or other forms of social differentiation.

 

II.C Creative Expression

Identify and apply the fundamental concepts and methods of a discipline or interdisciplinary field exploring creative expression, including, but not limited to, arts, communications, creative writing, media arts, music, and theater.

  • Communicate effectively in various forms
  • Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  • Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  • Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

+ course specific outcomes

Analyze how arts from diverse cultures of the past serve as a foundation for those of the present, and describe the significance of works of art in the societies that created them.

Articulate how meaning is created in the arts or communications and how experience is interpreted and conveyed.

Demonstrate knowledge of the skills involved in the creative process.

Use appropriate technologies to conduct research and to communicate.

II.D Individual and Society

Identify and apply the fundamental concepts and methods of a discipline or interdisciplinary field exploring the relationship between the individual and society, including, but not limited to, anthropology, communications, cultural studies, history, journalism, philosophy, political science, psychology, public affairs, religion, and sociology.

  • Communicate effectively in various forms
  • Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  • Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  • Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

+ course specific outcomes

Examine how an individual's place in society affects experiences, values, or choices.

Articulate and assess ethical views and their underlying premises.

Articulate ethical uses of data and other information resources to respond to problems and questions.

Identify and engage with local, national, or global trends or ideologies, and analyze their impact on individual or collective decision-making.

II.E Scientific World

Identify and apply the fundamental concepts and methods of a discipline or interdisciplinary field exploring the scientific world, including, but not limited to: computer science, history of science, life and physical sciences, linguistics, logic, mathematics, psychology, statistics, and technology-related studies.

  • Communicate effectively in various forms
  • Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  • Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  • Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

+ course specific outcomes

Demonstrate how tools of science, mathematics, technology, or formal analysis can be used to analyze problems and develop solutions.

Articulate and evaluate the empirical evidence supporting a scientific or formal theory.

Articulate and evaluate the impact of technologies and scientific discoveries on the contemporary world, such as issues of personal privacy, security, or ethical responsibilities.

Understand the scientific principles underlying matters of policy or public concern in which science plays a role.

Program Outcomes

To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments—through their degree programs—may also assess the ability of students to:

  • Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  • Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study.
  • Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.