Pathways Common Core Learning Outcomes Mapping to General Education Outcomes

Pathways Common Core:

Common Core Categories and Student Learning Outcomes

QCC Educational Outcome

QCC Example Learning Outcomes

Required Core:

I.A – English Composition

  1. Read and listen critically and analytically, including identifying an argument's major assumptions and assertions and evaluating its supporting evidence.
  2. 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.
  3. Demonstrate research skills using appropriate technology, including gathering, evaluating, and synthesizing primary and secondary sources.
  4. Support a thesis with well-reasoned arguments, and communicate persuasively across a variety of contexts, purposes, audiences, and media.
  5. Formulate original ideas and relate them to the ideas of others by employing the conventions of ethical attribution and citation.

1.Communicate effectively through reading, writing, listening and speaking

  1. Interpret texts critically
  2. Use writing to create and clarify meaning
  3. Write in varied rhetorical modes, poetic forms and voices
  4. Use writing and oral communication to connect prior knowledge to disciplinary discourse
  5. Apply principles of critical listening to evaluate information
  6. Speak clearly, accurately, and coherently in several modes of delivery

Required outcomes for all courses in this Common Core category.

QCC Educational Outcomes are not equivalently treated in Pathways Common Core Outcomes.

Required Core:

I.B – Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning

  1. Interpret and draw appropriate inferences from quantitative representations, such as formulas, graphs, or tables.
  2. Use algebraic, numerical, graphical, or statistical methods to draw accurate conclusions and solve mathematical problems.
  3. Represent quantitative problems expressed in natural language in a suitable mathematical format.
  4. Effectively communicate quantitative analysis or solutions to mathematical problems in written or oral form.
  5. Evaluate solutions to problems for reasonableness using a variety of means, including informed estimation.
  6. Apply mathematical methods to problems in other fields of study.

3. Reason quantitatively and mathematically as required in their fields of interest and in everyday life

  1. Identify problems that need a mathematical solution, and use computational methods in the mathematics applicable in everyday life
  2. Use the language, notation, and inductive and deductive methods of mathematics to formulate quantitative ideas and patterns
  3. Use mathematics appropriate to specific fields of study
  4. Estimate when doing mathematical calculations
  5. Employ technology to collect, process, and present mathematical information
  6. Describe mathematical, statistical and probabilistic models and methods, and identify how they are used to obtain knowledge
  7. Organize and interpret data and use the data to draw conclusions

Required Core:

I.C – Life and Physical Sciences

  1. Identify and apply the fundamental concepts and methods of a life or physical science.
  2. Apply the scientific method to explore natural phenomena, including hypothesis development, observation, experimentation, measurement, data analysis, and data presentation.
  3. Use the tools of a scientific discipline to carry out collaborative laboratory investigations.
  4. Gather, analyze, and interpret data and present it in an effective written laboratory or fieldwork report.
  5. Identify and apply research ethics and unbiased assessment in gathering and reporting scientific data.

9. Employ concepts and methods of the natural and physical sciences to make informed judgments

  1. Describe fundamental concepts in a field of science
  2. Explain and demonstrate the process of scientific inquiry
  3. Discuss the role of science and its impact on the individual, society and the environment

SEE ALSO QCC Educational Outcome 7. a. and c.

7. Work collaboratively in diverse groups directed at accomplishing learning objectives

a.   Work in groups to accomplish learning tasks and reach common goals

c.   Design and complete a group project

Required outcomes for all courses in this Common Core category.

QCC Educational Outcomes are not equivalently treated in Pathways Common Core Outcomes.

Pathways Common Core:

FLEXIBLE CORE REQUIRED OUTCOMES

QCC Educational Outcome

QCC Example Learning Outcomes

  1. Gather, interpret, and assess information from a variety of sources and points of view.
  2. Evaluate evidence and arguments critically or analytically.
  3. Produce well-reasoned written or oral arguments using evidence to support conclusions.

2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  1. Distinguish the problem or question from a proposed solution or answer
  2. Differentiate between facts, assumptions, and conclusions in the formulation of a proposed solution or answer
  3. Evaluate the quality of evidence
  4. Describe and compare the way questions, issues, or problems are formulated within various fields of study

4. Use information management and technology skills effectively for academic research and lifelong learning

  1. Determine the extent of information needed for a research question, problem or issue
  2. Access needed information effectively and efficiently
  3. Evaluate information and its sources critically and assimilate selected information
  4. Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the economic, legal, social, and ethical issues surrounding the use of information and information technology
  6. Employ technology in research and fields of interest
  7. Identify the role of technology and its impact on the individual, society and the environment

5. Integrate knowledge and skills in their program of study

  1. Create coherent, documented essays, presentations, or solutions to problems based on gathering, analyzing, and comparing evidence from more than one perspective
  2. Demonstrate critical and creative thought by producing new arguments, art or solutions to complex problems
  3. Analyze and compare evidence to support/refute different points of view on a particular topic
  4. Complete sequential courses that use knowledge and skills from a previous course to master the higher level course
  5. Complete a culminating assignment in a capstone course

Required outcomes for all courses in this Common Core category.

QCC Educational Outcomes are not equivalently treated in Pathways Common Core Outcomes.

Pathways Common Core:

Common Core Categories and Student Learning Outcomes

QCC Educational Outcome

QCC Example Learning Outcomes

Flexible Core:

II.A World Cultures and Global Issues

  1. Gather, interpret, and assess information from a variety of sources and points of view.
  2. Evaluate evidence and arguments critically or analytically.
  3. Produce well-reasoned written or oral arguments using evidence to support conclusions.

  4. 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.
  5. Analyze culture, globalization, or global cultural diversity, and describe an event or process from more than one point of view.
  6. Analyze the historical development of one or more non-U.S. societies.
  7. Analyze the significance of one or more major movements that have shaped the world's societies.
  8. Analyze the significance of one or more major movements that have shaped the world's societies.
  9. 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.
  10. Speak, read, and write a language other than English, and use that language to respond to cultures other than one's own.

8. Use historical or social sciences perspectives to examine formation of ideas, human behavior, social institutions, or social processes

  1. Use historical facts to provide context for understanding information
  2. Apply discipline-specific methods to retrieve information
  3. Apply discipline-specific methods to reconstruct the historical past
  4. Interpret information to analyze historical events
  5. Use social sciences concepts to analyze human behavior
  6. Discuss social institutions from a historical or social sciences perspective
  7. Identify social processes in everyday life

SEE ALSO QCC Educational Outcome 1.f.

1.Communicate effectively through reading, writing, listening and speaking

f. Speak clearly, accurately, and coherently in several modes of delivery

Required outcomes for all courses in this Common Core category.

QCC Educational Outcomes are not equivalently treated in Pathways Common Core Outcomes.

Flexible Core:

II.B – U.S. Experience in Its Diversity

  1. Gather, interpret, and assess information from a variety of sources and points of view.
  2. Evaluate evidence and arguments critically or analytically.
  3. Produce well-reasoned written or oral arguments using evidence to support conclusions.

  4. 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.
  5. Analyze and explain one or more major themes of U.S. history from more than one informed perspective.
  6. Evaluate how indigenous populations, slavery, or immigration have shaped the development of the United States.
  7. Explain and evaluate the role of the United States in international relations.
  8. Identify and differentiate among the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government and analyze their influence on the development of U.S. democracy.
  9. 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.

8. Use historical or social sciences perspectives to examine formation of ideas, human behavior, social institutions, or social processes

  1. Use historical facts to provide context for understanding information
  2. Apply discipline-specific methods to retrieve information
  3. Apply discipline-specific methods to reconstruct the historical past
  4. Interpret information to analyze historical events
  5. Use social sciences concepts to analyze human behavior
  6. Discuss social institutions from a historical or social sciences perspective
  7. Identify social processes in everyday life

Required outcomes for all courses in this Common Core category.

QCC Educational Outcomes are not equivalently treated in Pathways Common Core Outcomes.

Flexible Core:

II.C – Creative Expression

  1. Gather, interpret, and assess information from a variety of sources and points of view.
  2. Evaluate evidence and arguments critically or analytically.
  3. Produce well-reasoned written or oral arguments using evidence to support conclusions.

  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Articulate how meaning is created in the arts or communications and how experience is interpreted and conveyed.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of the skills involved in the creative process.
  8. Use appropriate technologies to conduct research and to communicate.

10. Apply aesthetic and intellectual criteria in the evaluation or creation of works in the humanities or the arts

  1. Analyze and evaluate literary works
  2. Analyze and evaluate works of art
  3. Perform or create artistic works

SEE ALSO QCC Educational Outcome 4.f.

4. Use information management and technology skills effectively for academic research and lifelong learning

f. Employ technology in research and fields of interest

Required outcomes for all courses in this Common Core category.

QCC Educational Outcomes are not equivalently treated in Pathways Common Core Outcomes.

Flexible Core:

II.D – Individual and Society

  1. Gather, interpret, and assess information from a variety of sources and points of view.
  2. Evaluate evidence and arguments critically or analytically.
  3. Produce well-reasoned written or oral arguments using evidence to support conclusions.

  4. 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.
  5. Examine how an individual's place in society affects experiences, values, or choices.
  6. Articulate and assess ethical views and their underlying premises.
  7. Articulate ethical uses of data and other information resources to respond to problems and questions.
  8. Identify and engage with local, national, or global trends or ideologies, and analyze their impact on individual or collective decision-making.

6. Differentiate and make informed decisions about issues based on multiple value systems

  1. Identify the key elements of issues and analyze them from the perspectives of multiple value systems
  2. Identify values and their origins in culture, religion, philosophy, political, social or economic theory
  3. Differentiate ethical and non-ethical elements in arguments and/or behavior
  4. Distinguish facts from values in issues
  5. Apply varying values or ethical principles and approaches to respond to questions, dilemmas, or problems and describe alternate outcomes

SEE ALSO, from QCC Educational Objective 8

8. Use historical or social sciences perspectives to examine formation of ideas, human behavior, social institutions, or social processes

  1. Use social sciences concepts to analyze human behavior
  2. Discuss social institutions from a historical or social sciences perspective
  3. Identify social processes in everyday life

Required outcomes for all courses in this Common Core category.

QCC Educational Outcomes are not equivalently treated in Pathways Common Core Outcomes.

Flexible Core:

II.E – Scientific World

  1. Gather, interpret, and assess information from a variety of sources and points of view.
  2. Evaluate evidence and arguments critically or analytically.
  3. Produce well-reasoned written or oral arguments using evidence to support conclusions.

  4. 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.
  5. Demonstrate how tools of science, mathematics, technology, or formal analysis can be used to analyze problems and develop solutions.
  6. Articulate and evaluate the empirical evidence supporting a scientific or formal theory.
  7. Articulate and evaluate the impact of technologies and scientific discoveries on the contemporary world, such as issues of personal privacy, security, or ethical responsibilities.
  8. Understand the scientific principles underlying matters of policy or public concern in which science plays a role.

9. Employ concepts and methods of the natural and physical sciences to make informed judgments

  1. Describe fundamental concepts in a field of science
  2. Explain and demonstrate the process of scientific inquiry
  3. Discuss the role of science and its impact on the individual, society and the environment

SEE ALSO QCC Educational Outcome 4, e. and g.

4. Use information management and technology skills effectively for academic research and lifelong learning

e. Demonstrate an understanding of the economic, legal, social, and ethical issues surrounding the use of information and information technology

g. Identify the role of technology and its impact on the individual, society and the environment

Required outcomes for all courses in this Common Core category.

QCC Educational Outcomes are not equivalently treated in Pathways Common Core Outcomes.