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DCC GenEd Core Competency/Student Learning Outcome Matrix


This document is in development. Down the first column are Delgados 9 General Education core competencies and characteristics we hope to develop in our students. The next three columns divide each core competency into stages that correspond to Blooms taxonomy of learning. lotted according to the competency and stage to which Title !!! ilot instructors have determined they contri"ute are course level student learning outcomes for courses to "e piloted for Title !!!.

GenEd Core Competency # set of s$ills% $nowledge% attitudes% and "ehaviors developed and consistently applied in the wor$force and in life.

Stage 1 Foundation (Knowledge, Comprehension) Student may be passi e and compliant, but should be attenti e and aware! "uch obser ing and recalling in#ormation at this stage! $asic recall includes dates, e ents, places, ma%or ideas and mastery o# sub%ect matter or basic s&ill! 'his stage begins the student(s ability to understand in#ormation, grasp meaning, translate &nowledge into new conte)t, interpret #acts, compare, contrast, order, in#er causes, and predict conse*uences!

Stage + ,n*uiry (Comprehension, -pplication, -nalysis) 'he student is now using in#ormation, methods, concepts, theories in new situations, sol ing problems using learned s&ills or &nowledge! Student is bringing together di##erent alues and building internally a consistent alue system that can be see in his.her beha ior! /e.she sees patterns, organi0es parts, recogni0es hidden meanings, and identi#ies components!

Stage 1 "eaning2"a&ing (Synthesis, E aluation) Student uses old ideas to create new ones, generali0es #rom gi en #acts, relates &nowledge #rom se eral areas, predicts and draws conclusions! /e.she compares and discriminates between ideas, assesses alue o# theories, ma&es choices based on reasoned argument, eri#ies the alue o# e idence, recogni0es sub%ecti ity! Student begins to beha e according to a moral 3li#e style4 and maintains a consistent philosophy regardless o# coerci e surroundings! $,67 181 General $iology9 Create a diagram that would illustrate how plants and animals are dependent upon each other to carry out metabolism @escribe the signi#icant relationships between genetics, natural selection, and e olution :/,7 1;< Social Ethics9 E aluate arguments and identi#y #aulty arguments in reason and logic E)press an understanding o# one(s own iewpoints and the iewpoints o# others E=G7 ++1.+++ $ritish 7it! , D ,,9 ,ntegrate &nowledge thematically, historically, and psychologically ,ndependently synthesi0e and analy0e @emonstrate respect #or others in written responses E=G7 +1+ -merican 7iterature ,,9 Bse critical thin&ing to plan and implement a pro%ect E aluate primary and.or secondary sources and integrate into an original response -@6' 1;C General 6##ice :rocedures9 E)plain (written) how an o##ice is managed :/,7 1>1 ,ntro! to :hilosophy9 ,ntegrate :hilosophy across a range o# disciplines and concepts "-'/ 11C -lgebra #or College Students9 Bse mathematics along with written language as a means o# sol ing problems ES7A >+1.>+;, (>+8.>+C) -d ! Aeading and Composition , D ,,9 Communicate and support ideas in writing Bse &nowledge o# strengths and wea&nesses to sel#2monitor and sel#2correct writing @emonstrate sel#2awareness o# ability as a writer

,! 5riting and Critical 'hin&ing & a"ility to read satisfactorily in an organi'ed and critical manner. Characteristics( 1) The a"ility to descri"e% report% order and analy'e facts and opinions *) The a"ility to distinguish "etween facts and opinions% to synthesi'e facts and opinions% and to thin$ critically. +) The a"ility to compose and express a series of related thoughts% unified in content and coherent in language.

$,67 181 General $iology9 E)plain how scienti#ic methods are used to sol e problems and e)plain obser ations :/,7 1;< Social Ethics9 ,denti#y many contro ersial issues in today(s world E=G7 >?+ @e elopmental Composition ,,9 Generate and organi0e their own ideas into an essay written in predominantly error #ree standard English prose! -AC/ 11> -rchitectural @esign ,9 5rite and thin& critically in @esign Concept $,67 1>1 ,ntro! $iology 7ect! ,9 @emonstrate an understanding o# &ey concepts relating to the comple)ity o# biology @emonstrate an understanding o# &ey concepts o# cell structure and #unction $,67 1>+ ,ntro! $iology 7ect! ,,9 @emonstrate ecological and scienti#ic literacy to e)plain the #unction o# natural ecological systems GE67 1>1 :hysical Geology9 E)plain how di##erent stresses and strains result in arious geological structure E)plain the de elopment o# coastal #eatures @etermine the epicenter o# an earth*ua&e, and determine the Aichter magnitude #rom seismic lines @escribe the ma%or brea&down o# the geological timescale $BSG +<> 'he 7egal En ironment o# $usiness9 ,denti#y the 7egal ,ssue o# any and all cases and scenarios they encounter in their te)tboo&s and the real world AE-@ >;+ @e ! Aeading ,,9 Bse decoding s&ills in order to read independently at C21+ grade le el

$,67 181 General $iology9 @emonstrate erbally or in writing how our world is connected by biological le els o# organi0ation, beginning with the atom :/,7 1;< Social Ethics9 E aluate arguments and identi#y #aulty arguments in reason and logic E=G7 >?+ @e elopmental Composition ,,9 Generate and organi0e their own ideas into an essay written in predominantly error #ree standard English prose! ES7A >+1.>+;, (>+8.>+C) -d ! Aeading D Composition , D ,,9 Summari0e readings on a ariety o# topics E=G7 +1+ -merican 7iterature ,,9 -naly0e and interpret a te)t in writing E=G7 1>1 English Composition ,9 -ccurately *uote, summari0e, and paraphrase Edit to correct errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, and usage E=G7 1>+ English Composition ,,9 Aead with comprehension -naly0e ideas, opinions, patterns, and themes -pply critical thin&ing s&ills to real world e)periences including other disciplines E=G7 +>< ,ntro!to Short Story D =o el9 Aelate literary wor&s to personal e)perience -naly0e.interpret literary wor&s -naly0e relationships among selected elements o# literary #orm and thematic content (e!g! setting and characteri0ation, or symbol and theme) E=G7 +>? ,ntro!to :oetry and @rama9 -naly0e poetry and drama by using interpretati e tools 5rite a literary analysis using proper "7- documentation

* ,! 5riting and Critical 'hin&ing, (cont!) ,denti#y and use conte)t clues to understand the meaning o# un#amiliar ocabulary ,denti#y the stated main idea in a paragraph Aecogni0e the supporting details in a paragraph and state how they relate to the main idea (pattern o# organi0ation) $,67 1>1 ,ntro! $iology 7ecture ,9 @emonstrate an understanding o# &ey concepts o# mechanisms o# inheritance and protein synthesis $,67 1>+ ,ntro! $iology 7ecture ,,9 -pply a learned strategy to address no el ecological issues.problems GE67 1>1 :hysical Geology9 E)plain how :late 'ectonics is the uni ersal theory o# Geology E)plain the di##erences between metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary roc& and how they are related to the roc& cycle "-'/ >E< ,ntro!to -lgebra ,9 'ell the di##erence between mathematical statement $BSG +<> 'he 7egal En ironment o# $usiness9 -pply these legal issues to come to a conclusion o# what would be a %ust outcome CB7- 1>< 'heory o# "eat, :oultry, D Sea#ood9 @i##erentiate between all parts o# bee#, poultry, and game -ccurately cut and coo& meats, poultry, and game CCSS 1>; College Success S&ills9 -naly0e what(s re*uired #or entering the pro#essional wor&#orce "BSC 1>< "usic -ppreciation9 @iscuss de#initions o# -rt and "usic 5rite a critical re#lection to a piece o# music -naly0e primary and secondary sources about music including %ournalism, criticism, and scholarship E)plain relationships between music and te)t -CC' +>< Financial -ccounting9 :repare and interpret basic #inancial statements #or businesses Bse accounting in#ormation to ma&e in estment and other business decisions, and gain competence in business by understanding the language o# accounting ,,! Computation & #"ility to understand numerical data "y extracting analy'ing and interpreting data% apply mathematics in a career setting and use appropriate technology in solving mathematics pro"lems. Characteristics( 1) The a"ility to manipulate mathematical language a"ove the "asic computational level. *) The a"ility to organi'e information and to recogni'e patterns among different phenomena. +) #n understanding of the importance of logic and self, discipline in solving pro"lems. GE67 1>1 :hysical Geology9 @escribe the ma%or brea&down o# the Geological timescale CB7- 1>< 'heory o# "eat, :oultry, D Sea#ood9 -ccurately identi#y all weight and measurements re*uired #or recipes "-'/ 111 'rigonometry9 @etermine how concepts o# trigonometry are applied to sol e real world problems in a mathematical setting "-'/ >E1 $asic "ath9 @etermine the appropriate method to sol e basic -rithmetic :roblems2speciali0ing in signed numbers Sol ing -rithmetic :roblems mentally "-'/ 11> :re2Calculus -lgebra9 -AC/ 11> -rchitectural @esign ,9 Compute and estimate numerical data o# their #loor plans GE67 1>1 :hysical Geology9 E)plain how :late 'ectonics is the uni ersal theory o# Geology E)plain the di##erences between metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary roc& and how they are related to the roc& cycle "-'/ 111 'rigonometry Aecogni0e wa e patterns in real2world situations and determine what trigonometric #unctions would be needed to represent them mathematically "-'/ >E< ,ntro!to -lgebra9 Calculate the solution using a logical plan "-'/ >E1 $asic "ath9 GE67 1>1 :hysical Geology9 E)plain how geological theories relate to modern day li#e and modern geological processes, appreciating the planet as a whole system "-'/ >E< ,ntro!to -lgebra9 Calculate the solution using a logical plan "-'/ 1+C E)plorations in College -lgebra9 Huestion statistics presented in the media rather than blindly accepting them "-'/ 11> :re2Calculus -lgebra9 @emonstrate an appreciation #or the use o# algebraic concepts in real world occupations "-'/ 1+C E)plorations in College -lgebra9 "a&e better decisions in problem2sol ing situations by their ability E=G7 1>1 English Composition ,9 @e elop and organi0e ideas to support and e)plicit thesis statement E=G7 1>+ English Composition ,,9 Synthesi0e ideas on a ariety o# topics E=G7 +>< ,ntro!to Short Story D =o el9 -naly0e others( literary criticism and apply rele ant critical opinions to one(s own analysis and interpretation o# literature -naly0e relationships among selected elements o# literary #orm and thematic content GE67 1>1 :hysical Geology9 E)plain how geological theories relate to modern day li#e and modern geological processes, appreciating the planet as a whole system :SFC + 8> -bnormal :sychology9 E)press a tentati e personal philosophy regarding the causes and most e##ecti e therapeutic approaches in treating mental disorder -pply the @S"2,G2'A criteria #or mental disorder to a character in a ma%or motion picture or wor& o# literature! "-'/ >E< ,ntro!to -lgebra9 @etermine what types o# solutions ma&e sense

+ -rticulate the steps in ol ed in sol ing an algebraic e*uation "-'/ >E? ,ntro!-lgebra ,,9 E)plain how.when to apply basic algebraic properties ,,! Computation, (cont!) Bse a calculator correctly "-'/ 11> :re2Calculus -lgebra9 @etermine the appropriate method to use to sol e an algebraic e*uation "-'/ 1+C E)plorations in College -lgebra9 @o calculations and ma&e assessments with mathematical in#ormation presented in arious ways "-'/ 11C -lgebra #or College Students9 Btili0e graphs, tables, or charts to organi0e and interpret arious representations o# data "-'/ >E? ,ntroductory -lgebra ,,9 "anipulate mathematical symbols and notation independently to sol e problems logically -CC' +>< Financial -ccounting9 Aecord business transactions using accrual method double2entry Generally -ccepted -ccounting :rinciples ,,,! Social ,ssues & #"ility to identify significant philosophies and lifestyles which societies and individuals have adopted. Characteristics( 1) The a"ility to analy'e a social issue. *) The a"ility to formulate analytical -uestions a"out "ehavior. +) The a"ility to locate sources for data. .) #n understanding of at least one of the "asic disciplines in the social sciences and how its principles and theories are applied to an understanding of human "ehavior. S6C, 1<1 ,ntroduction to Sociology ,denti#y emergence o# Sociology ,denti#y the three core theories :/,7 1;< Social Ethics9 ,denti#y many contro ersial issues in today(s world E aluate arguments and identi#y #aulty arguments in reason and logic E)press an understanding o# one(s own iewpoints and the iewpoints o# others :/,7 1;< Social Ethics9 ,denti#y many contro ersial issues in today(s world E aluate arguments and identi#y #aulty arguments in reason and logic E)press an understanding o# one(s own iewpoints and the iewpoints o# others S6C, 1<1 ,ntroduction to Sociology Aecogni0e how indi idual personal e)periences are interrelated to social issues :SFC ++< Child :sychology9 E)amine and discuss critically, any o# the principles, issues or conceptual approaches as presented in the course Connect concepts with real world situations -pply the concepts to other applied #ields o# study -AC/ 11> -rchitectural @esign ,9 ,denti#y social issues, theories, and philosophies o# -rchitectural history and styles E=G7 1>+ English Composition ,,9 -pply critical thin&ing s&ills to real world e)periences including other disciplines $,67 1>1 ,ntro! $iology 7ecture ,9 @emonstrate an understanding o# &ey concepts o# mechanisms o# inheritance and protein synthesis $,67 1>+ ,ntro! $iology 7ecture ,,9 E)plain the comple)ity o# the social, economic, and political dynamics a##ecting solutions to ecological problems GE67 1>1 :hysical Geology9 E)plain how :late 'ectonics is the uni ersal theory o# Geology $BSG +<> 'he 7egal En ironment o# $usiness9 :/,7 1;< Social Ethics9 ,denti#y many contro ersial issues in today(s world E aluate arguments and identi#y #aulty arguments in reason and logic E)press an understanding o# one(s own iewpoints and the iewpoints o# others S6C, 1<1 ,ntroduction to Sociology E aluate a social issue GE67 1>1 :hysical Geology9 E)plain how geological theories relate to modern day li#e and modern geological processes, appreciating the planet as a whole system :/,7 1>1 ,ntro!to :hilosophy9 @emonstrate an appreciation #or topics in :hilosophy $,67 1>+ ,ntro! $iology 7ecture ,,9 @emonstrate an awareness o# how indi idual choices a##ect ecosystems to organi0e and e)amine data "-'/ 11C -lgebra #or College Students9 @etermine the reasonableness o# results using mathematical &nowledge and s&ills -CC' +>< Financial -ccounting9 :repare and interpret basic #inancial statements #or businesses Bse accounting in#ormation to ma&e in estment and other business decisions, and gain competence in business by understanding the language o# accounting

. -pply these legal issues to come to a conclusion o# what would be a %ust outcome ,G! 6ral Communication & #"ility to conduct pu"lic spea$ing activities% small group communication s$ills% and interpersonal communication. Characteristics( 1) The a"ility to descri"e% report% order and analy'e facts and opinions *) The a"ility to present and express a series of related thoughts% unified in content and coherent in language. -@6' 1;C General 6##ice :rocedures9 :resent orally and pro#essionally a research topic indi idually and in a group! GE67 1>1 :hysical Geology9 @escribe the ma%or brea&down o# the Geological timescale :/,7 1;< Social Ethics9 ,denti#y many contro ersial issues in today(s world E aluate arguments and identi#y #aulty arguments in reason and logic E)press an understanding o# one(s own iewpoints and the iewpoints o# others $,67 181 General $iology9 @emonstrate erbally or in writing how our world is connected by biological le els o# organi0ation, beginning with the atom :/,7 1;< Social Ethics9 ,denti#y many contro ersial issues in today(s world E aluate arguments and identi#y #aulty arguments in reason and logic E)press an understanding o# one(s own iewpoints and the iewpoints o# others GE67 1>1 :hysical Geology9 E)plain how :late 'ectonics is the uni ersal theory o# Geology $BSG +<> 'he 7egal En ironment o# $usiness9 ,denti#y the 7egal ,ssue o# any and all cases and scenarios they encounter in their te)tboo&s and the real world CB7- 1>< 'heory o# "eat, :oultry, D Sea#ood9 -ccurately order and e)plain the di##erent cuts o# meat CB7- 1>< 'heory o# "eat, :oultry, D Sea#ood9 -ccurately #ollow a recipe both indi idually and with a group "-'/ >E? ,ntro!-lgebra ,,9 5or& constructi ely in groups to sol e problems G! 7eadership & #"ility to lead and participate in activities and will develop the capa"ility of self,direction. G! 7eadership, (cont!) -@6' 1;C General 6##ice :rocedures9 ,ncrease student(s sel#2con#idence :/,7 1;< Social Ethics9 ,denti#y many contro ersial issues in today(s world E aluate arguments and identi#y #aulty arguments in reason and logic E)press an understanding o# one(s own iewpoints and the iewpoints o# others :/,7 1;< Social Ethics9 ,denti#y many contro ersial issues in today(s world E aluate arguments and identi#y #aulty arguments in reason and logic E)press an understanding o# one(s own iewpoints and the iewpoints o# others E=G7 ++1.+++ $ritish 7it! , D ,,9 'a&e sel#2responsibility #or learning -@6' 1>1 Keyboarding9 @emonstrate understanding o# proper &eyboarding techni*ues independently CCSS 1>; College Success S&ills9 Success#ully plan their college curriculum Set educational and career goals -pply study s&ills learned in CCSS to other educational situations @emonstrate sel#2awareness and sel# con#idence "-'/ >E? ,ntro!-lgebra ,,9 5or& constructi ely in groups to sol e problems -CC' +>< Financial -ccounting9 /a e an increased awareness o# proper ethical business conduct :/,7 1;< Social Ethics9 ,denti#y many contro ersial issues in today(s world E aluate arguments and identi#y #aulty arguments in reason and logic E)press an understanding o# one(s own iewpoints and the iewpoints o# others -@6' 1;C General 6##ice :rocedures9 E)plain (orally) how an o##ice is managed! E=G7 ++1.+++ $ritish 7it! , D ,,9 @ebate ideas in a meaning#ul way! @emonstrate respect #or others in oral responses ES7A >+1.>+;, (>+8.>+C) -d anced Aeading and Composition , D ,,9 :ro ide meaning#ul #eedbac& to peers D use #eedbac& #rom others e##ecti ely -AC/ 11> -rchitectural @esign ,9 @emonstrate oral communication s&ills and public spea&ing in their pro%ects GE67 1>1 :hysical Geology9 E)plain how geological theories relate to modern day li#e and modern geological processes, appreciating the planet as a whole system :/,7 1;< Social Ethics9 ,denti#y many contro ersial issues in today(s world E aluate arguments and identi#y #aulty arguments in reason and logic E)press an understanding o# one(s own iewpoints and the iewpoints o# others ES7A >+1.>+;, (>+8.>+C) -d anced Aeading and Composition , D ,,9 Bse &nowledge o# strengths and wea&nesses to sel#2monitor and sel#2correct writing @emonstrate sel#2awareness o# ability as a writer

/ G,! Citi0enry.Aespect #or /umanity & #"ility to recogni'e individuals values% understand and respect for the values of others and implementation of values in society. Characteristics( 1) !nsight into human experience in other places and at other times. *) The a"ility to reflect on experience% "elies% and values +) #n understanding and appreciation of at least one of the areas associated with the fine arts & drama% poetry% music% historical and imaginative literature% philosophy% and rhetoric. :/,7 1;< Social Ethics9 ,denti#y many contro ersial issues in today(s world E aluate arguments and identi#y #aulty arguments in reason and logic E)press an understanding o# one(s own iewpoints and the iewpoints o# others :/,7 1;< Social Ethics9 ,denti#y many contro ersial issues in today(s world E aluate arguments and identi#y #aulty arguments in reason and logic E)press an understanding o# one(s own iewpoints and the iewpoints o# others E=G7 +>? ,ntro!to :oetry and @rama9 @emonstrate a re#ined appreciation #or poetry and drama as art #orms Connect to the humanities9 connect themes in poetry and drama to human e)perience E=G7 ++1.+++ $ritish 7it! , D ,,9 -rticulate an appreciation #or literature as a way o# understanding human nature E=G7 +1+ -merican 7iterature ,,9 "a&e connections between content and larger world issues $,67 1>+ ,ntro! $iology 7ecture ,,9 E)plain the comple)ity o# the social, economic, and political dynamics a##ecting solutions to ecological problems @emonstrate an awareness o# how indi idual choices a##ect ecosystems GE67 1>1 :hysical Geology9 E)plain how :late 'ectonics is the uni ersal theory o# Geology -CC' +>< Financial -ccounting9 /a e an increased awareness o# proper ethical business conduct $BSG +<> 'he 7egal En ironment o# $usiness9 -pply these legal issues to come to a conclusion o# what would be a %ust outcome :/,7 1>1 ,ntro!to :hilosophy9 @emonstrate an awareness o# other(s belie#s /B"- 1>< /umanities 'hrough the -rts9 E)press the impact o# the course content on their li#e e)perience @emonstrate an appreciation #or topics in /umanities :/,7 1;< Social Ethics9 ,denti#y many contro ersial issues in today(s world E aluate arguments and identi#y #aulty arguments in reason and logic E)press an understanding o# one(s own iewpoints and the iewpoints o# others GE67 1>1 :hysical Geology9 E)plain how geological theories relate to modern day li#e and modern geological processes, appreciating the planet as a whole system /B"- 1>< /umanities 'hrough the -rts9 @emonstrate an awareness o# how their.other(s biases shape the world

0 G,,! Cultural E)pressions & #"ility to identify different cultural responses to environment demands% and recogni'e cultural diversity. Characteristics( 1) !nsight into human experience in other places and at other times. :/,7 1;< Social Ethics9 ,denti#y many contro ersial issues in today(s world E aluate arguments and identi#y #aulty arguments in reason and logic E)press an understanding o# one(s own iewpoints and the iewpoints o# others "BSC 1>< "usic -ppreciation9 -ccurately use concepts and ocabulary relating to the elements o# music, speci#ically when listening to a piece o# music ,denti#y musical genres, styles, and historical periods :/,7 1;< Social Ethics9 ,denti#y many contro ersial issues in today(s world E aluate arguments and identi#y #aulty arguments in reason and logic E)press an understanding o# one(s own iewpoints and the iewpoints o# others E=G7 1>+ English Composition ,,9 -naly0e ideas, opinions, patterns, and themes $,67 1>1 ,ntro! $iology 7ecture ,9 @emonstrate an understanding o# &ey concepts o# mechanisms o# inheritance and protein synthesis $,67 1>+ ,ntro! $iology 7ecture ,,9 @emonstrate an awareness o# how indi idual choices a##ect ecosystems GE67 1>1 :hysical Geology9 E)plain how :late 'ectonics is the uni ersal theory o# Geology $BSG +<> 'he 7egal En ironment o# $usiness9 ,denti#y the 7egal ,ssue o# any and all cases and scenarios they encounter in their te)tboo&s and the real world G,,,! 'echnology & #"ility to apply "asic computer technology when using systematic and critical processes. Characteristics9 1) The a"ility to locate sources for data. :/,7 1;< Social Ethics9 ,denti#y many contro ersial issues in today(s world o# one(s own iewpoints and the iewpoints o# others -@6' 1>1 Keyboarding9 Btili0e pro#iciently the &eyboard -@6' 1>< Sur ey o# Computer -pplications9 Bse discipline2related terminology appropriately -@6' 1>? 5ord :rocessing9 @e#ine 5ord :rocessing terms Aecogni0e #onts -@6' +?8 @atabase -pplications Ae ise e)isting database components -@6' +?< Spreadsheet -pplications9 Create, de elop, manipulate and enhance spreadsheets -AC/ 11> -rchitectural @esign ,9 Bse technology.basic computer s&ills (internet) to research their design C-@@ 1+< @ra#ting ,9 E)plain dra#ting principles D use proper dra#ting terminology -CC' +1C :ayroll -ccounting9 Create payroll register and employee payroll records! Computation o# gross pay and arious payroll deductions -@6' 1>1 Keyboarding9 $uilding speed and accuracy -@6' 1>< Sur ey o# Computer -pplications9 @e elop which "icroso#t 6##ice @ocuments to use in speci#ic circumstances -@6' 1>? 5ord :rocessing9 7oad, use and close the 5ord :rogram! Bse the mouse #or input as well as screen control -@6' 1;C General 6##ice :rocedures9 :repare business documents -@6' +?8 @atabase -pplications9 @e#ine and construct new database components -@6' +?< Spreadsheet -pplications9 Btili0e #unctions and create #ormulas C-@@ 1+< @ra#ting ,9 @emonstrate mature dra#ting habits E=G7 1>+ English Composition ,,9 ,ntegrate current, accurate, and alid in#ormation #rom arious sources, without incident o# plagiarism -CC' +1C :ayroll -ccounting9 @e elop and &eep accurate accounts #or the company(s payroll transactions Compute accurate o ertime pay #or employees paid hourly or at another rate, such as semi2monthly $,67 1>1 ,ntro! $iology 7ecture ,9 @emonstrate an understanding o# &ey concepts relating to the -@6' 1>1 Keyboarding9 :reparing business documents -@6' 1>< Sur ey o# Computer -pplications9 6rgani0e and present in#ormation orally and in writing with isual aids -@6' 1>? 5ord :rocessing9 Create a new publication, sa e the publication, and then reopen it and ma&e additions and deletions Bse a 5ord template and 5i0ard to create standard documents -@6' +?8 @atabase -pplications9 :lan and construct table relationships :lan and construct a #ull2#eatured, multi2component, multi2table, relational database! -@6' +?< Spreadsheet -pplications9 @e elop and use templates ,ntegrate spreadsheets with other "icroso#t 6##ice applications C-@@ +>1 ,ntroduction to Computer2-ided @esign Create standard +@ drawings using C-@@ tools :rint C-@@ technical drawing to industry standards C-@@ 1+< @ra#ting ,9 Create accurate technical drawings -CC' +1C :ayroll -ccounting9 Complete problems that incorporate the entire payroll process, both manually and computeri0ed GE67 1>1 :hysical Geology9 :/,7 1;< Social Ethics9 ,denti#y many contro ersial issues in today(s world E aluate arguments and identi#y #aulty arguments in reason and logic E)press an understanding o# one(s own iewpoints and the iewpoints o# others :SFC +8> -bnormal :sychology9 E)press a tentati e personal philosophy regarding the causes and most e##ecti e therapeutic approaches in treating mental disorder GE67 1>1 :hysical Geology9 E)plain how geological theories relate to modern day li#e and modern geological processes, appreciating the planet as a whole system

1 comple)ity o# biology, the chemical nature o# li#e, and cell structure and #unction @emonstrate an understanding o# &ey concepts o# mechanisms o# inheritance and protein synthesis G,,,! 'echnology, (cont!) GE67 1>1 :hysical Geology9 E)plain how :late 'ectonics is the uni ersal theory o# Geology "-'/ 111 'rigonometry -naly0e data to sol e triangles and determine areas in real2world situations "-'/ 11> :re2Calculus -lgebra9 Bse technology to enhance the understanding o# an algebraic concept "-'/ 1+C E)plorations in College -lgebra9 Btili0e technology to assist in reasoning, decision2ma&ing and problem2sol ing G,I! 7ogic & #"ility to demonstrate the use of applica"le scientific techni-ues% collect o"servations and evaluate the validity of the conclusion. Characteristics( 1) #n understanding of at least one "ranch of the natural sciences. *) The a"ility to follow the se-uential steps necessary to analy'e and solve a pro"lem. +) The a"ility to recogni'e when the a"sence of data impedes the formation of a sound conclusion. :/,7 1;< Social Ethics9 E aluate arguments and identi#y #aulty arguments in reason and logic $,671>1 ,ntro! $iology 7ecture9 @emonstrate an understanding o# &ey concepts cell structure and #unction $,67 1>+ ,ntro! $iology 7ecture ,,9 @emonstrate ecological and scienti#ic literacy to e)plain the #unction o# natural ecological systems GE671>1 :hysical Geology9 @escribe the ma%or brea&down o# the Geological timescale $BSG +<> 'he 7egal En ironment o# $usiness9 @emonstrate an understanding o# the legal principles o# business @emonstrate the &nowledge o# ci il, common, and tort law that apply to those in ol ed in de eloping and running a business ,denti#y the 7egal ,ssue o# any and all cases and scenarios they encounter in their te)tboo&s and the real world :/,7 1;< Social Ethics9 E aluate arguments and identi#y #aulty arguments in reason and logic E=G7 1>+ English Composition ,,9 -naly0e ideas, opinions, patterns, and themes -pply critical thin&ing s&ills to real world e)periences including other disciplines $,671>1 ,ntro! $iology 7ecture ,9 @emonstrate an understanding o# &ey concepts o# mechanisms o# inheritance and protein synthesis $,67 1>+ ,ntro! $iology 7ecture ,,9 -pply a learned strategy to address no el ecological issues.problems GE671>1 :hysical Geology9 E)plain how :late 'ectonics is the uni ersal theory o# Geology E)plain the di##erences between metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary roc& and how they are related to the roc& cycle "-'/ 111 'rigonometry Bsing identities to sharpen your logical and analytical thought processes "-'/ >E< ,ntro!to -lgebra ,9 Calculate the solution using a logical plan "-'/ 11C -lgebra #or College Students9 Bse mathematics along with written language as a means o# sol ing problems $BSG +<> 'he 7egal En ironment o# $usiness9 ,denti#y the 7egal ,ssue o# any and all cases and scenarios they encounter in their te)tboo&s and the real world "-'/ 1+C E)plorations in College -lgebra9 Bse logical reasoning to sol e problems in their li es :/,7 1;< Social Ethics9 E aluate arguments and identi#y #aulty arguments in reason and logic -AC/ 11> -rchitectural @esign ,9 @emonstrate the use o# application, scienti#ic and artistic techni*ues E=G7 1>+ English Composition ,,9 ,ntegrate current, accurate, and alid in#ormation #rom arious sources, without incident o# plagiarism :SFC +8> -bnormal :sychology9 @i##erentiate the symptomology o# arious mental disorders, such as -n)iety @isorders, @epression, $ipolar @isorder, Schi0ophrenia, and personality @isorders E)plain +21 approaches (7earning theory, :sychodynamic, cogniti e, /umanistic, and :hysiological) in treating mental disorders GE67 1>1 :hysical Geology9 E)plain how geological theories relate to modern day li#e and modern geological processes, appreciating the planet as a whole system "-'/ >E< ,ntro!to -lgebra ,9 @etermine what types o# solutions ma&e sense Calculate the solution using a logical plan "-'/ 1+C E)plorations in College -lgebra9 "a&e predictions about the #uture gi en a ailable in#ormation "ath >E? ,ntro!to -lgebra ,,9 -pply some o# what is learned to e eryday li#e E)plain how geological theories relate to modern day li#e and modern geological processes, appreciating the planet as a whole system

2 "BSC 1>< "usic -ppreciation9 E)plain relationships between music and te)t

Sample Core Competency Matrix Using LCTCS Discipline Outcomes and Blooms Domains
This sample matrix model uses adapted outcomes from the 3# Dept. of Ed. 4,1* Technology 5tandards 67e"ruary% *88+)% 39T95 guidelines% D99 GenEd #ssessment 9ommittees 9ompetencies% and Blooms domains as a framewor$ for defining levels of competency and the corresponding learning outcomes which would "e achieved through GenEd courses and possi"ly courses in specific ma:ors. Student 7earning 6utcomes 'hat Fall 5ithin Each 7e el o# 'he Competency Categories GenEd 9ore 9ompetency 3evels Foundation( 5tudent may "e passive and compliant% "ut should "e attentive and aware. ;uch o"serving and recalling information at this stage. Basic recall includes dates% events% places% ma:or ideas and mastery of su":ect matter. This stage "egins the students a"ility to understand information% grasp meaning% translate $nowledge into new context% interpret facts% compare% contrast% order% infer causes% and predict conse-uences. Communication Bse correct synta), usage, grammar and mechanics to write clear sentences and paragraphs! @istill a primary purpose into a single, compelling statement! 6rder and de elop ma%or points in a reasonable and con incing manner based upon a primary purpose! Summari0e what someone has said! Summari0e what someone has written! @i##erentiate between #act and opinion! Computation.'echnology Aeplicate the competencies gained through the study o# high school algebra and geometry! Bse mathematics to sol e problems and determine i# the solutions are reasonable! Bse mathematics to model real world beha iors and apply mathematical concepts to solutions #or real2world problems! Bse telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, e)perts and other audiences! Bse a ariety o# media and #ormats to communicate and present in#ormation and ideas to mult! -udiences! @emonstrate an awareness o# the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology! :ractice responsible use o# technology systems, in#ormation, and so#tware! Cultural Sensiti ity E)plain the comple)ities in a global culture! E)plain, through personal sel#2 re#lection, what it means to li e in a di erse society! -naly0e signi#icant primary te)ts and wor&s o# art as #orms o# cultural e)pression! E)plore global cultural di ersity and cultural similarities! E)plore the ethical implications o# cultural identity and cultural integrity! -naly0e the contributions o# the past to the contemporary world! Aecogni0e and articulate the di ersity o# human e)perience across a range o# historical periods and the comple)ities o# a global culture and society! Citi0enry.Social Galue -naly0e historical #act and interpretations! -naly0e and communicate the alues and processes that are used to #ormulate theories regarding the social conte)t o# indi idual human beha ior! E)amine the impact o# beha ioral and social scienti#ic research on ma%or contemporary issues! E)amine the impact o# beha ioral and social scienti#ic research on indi iduals! ,denti#y and describe social institutions, structures, and processes! 7ogic.Critical 'hin&ing E)hibit ethical beha ior! Btili0e basic scienti#ic language and processes and be able to distinguish between scienti#ic and non2scienti#ic e)planations! -naly0e, e aluate and test scienti#ic hypotheses! Conduct an e)periment, collect and analy0e data, and interpret results in a laboratory setting!

Student 7earning 6utcomes 'hat Fall 5ithin Each 7e el o# 'he Competency Categories GenEd 9ore 9ompetency 3evels ,n*uiry( The student is now using information% methods% concepts% theories in new situations% solving pro"lems using learned s$ills or $nowledge. 5tudent is "ringing together different values and "uilding internally a consistent value system that can "e see in his<her "ehavior. =e<she sees patterns% organi'es parts% recogni'es hidden meanings% identifies components. Communication @e elop appropriate rhetorical patterns (i!e! narration, e)empli#ication, process, comparison.contrast, classi#ication, cause.e##ect, de#inition, and argumentation) and other special #unctions (i!e! analysis or research) in writing or spea&ing processes! -naly0e and e aluate oral and.or written e)pression by listening and reading critically #or elements that re#lect an awareness o# situation, audience, purpose, and di erse points o# iew! @emonstrate the procedures o# planning, organi0ing, composing, re ising, and editing included in the writing and.or spea&ing process! Computation.'echnology $uild upon the competencies gained through the study o# high school algebra and geometry! Btili0e technology #or reasoning and problem sol ing! -pply reasoning to analy0e data and graphs! "a&e meaning#ul connections between mathematics and other disciplines! Bse mathematics to model real world beha iors and apply mathematical concepts to solutions #or real2world problems! E aluate the technology selected, the process, and the #inal results o# a product! Bse technology tools to enhance learning, increase producti ity, and promote creati ity! Bse technology to locate, e aluate, and collect in#ormation #rom a ariety o# sources! Cultural Sensiti ity E)plain ways in which human e)pression e)presses the culture and alues o# its time and place! -naly0e and describe the impact o# scienti#ic disco ery on human thought and beha ior! Aecogni0e the ways in which both change and continuity ha e a##ected human history -naly0e and compare geographic, cultural, and religious institutions across a range o# historical periods! Citi0enry.Social Galue Aecogni0e and articulate the di ersity o# human e)perience across a range o# historical periods and the comple)ities o# a global culture! 'a&e ethical stands based upon appropriate research! E)plore the relationship between the indi idual and society as it a##ects personal beha ior! E)plain how the relationship between indi idual and society has a##ected the #amily and the community! 7ogic.Critical 'hin&ing E)hibit ethical beha ior! -naly0e, e aluate and test scienti#ic hypotheses! ,denti#y uni#ying principles and patterns in nature, and apply them to problems or issues o# a scienti#ic nature, recogni0ing the alues o# nature(s di ersity! -naly0e historical #acts and interpretations! :ractice critical and analytical methodologies! @eliberate critically about how indi iduals are in#luenced by social and economic institutions and how that belie# system may di##er #rom others!

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Student 7earning 6utcomes 'hat Fall 5ithin Each 7e el o# 'he Competency Categories GenEd 9ore 9ompetency 3evels "eaning2"a&ing( 5tudent uses old ideas to create new ones% generali'es from given facts% relates $nowledge from several areas% predicts and draws conclusions. =e<she compares and discriminates "etween ideas% assesses value of theories% ma$es choices "ased on reasoned argument% verifies the value of evidence% recogni'es su":ectivity. 5tudent "egins to "ehave according to a moral >life style? and maintains a consistent philosophy regardless of coercive surroundings. Communication "anage and coordinate in#ormation gathered #rom multiple sources #or the purposes o# problem sol ing and decision ma&ing! @emonstrate the use o# e idence, analysis and persuasi e strategies! Computation.'echnology Bse mathematics to model real world beha iors and apply mathematical concepts to solutions #or real2world problems! Bse producti ity tools to wor& collaborati ely in de eloping technology2rich, authentic, student2centered products! @emonstrate positi e attitude toward technology uses that support li#elong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and producti ity! @emonstrate a sound understanding o# the nature and operation o# technology systems! Cultural Sensiti ity Citi0enry.Social Galue -ssess the ideas, #orces and alues that ha e created the modern world! Bse appropriate principles, methods, and technologies to draw conclusions #rom research, and apply those conclusions to one(s li#e and society! -naly0e and compare political, economic, and intellectual institutions across a range o# historical periods! @raw on historical perspecti e to e aluate contemporary problems and issues! 7ogic.Critical 'hin&ing E)hibit ethical beha ior! -naly0e, e aluate and test scienti#ic hypotheses!

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GenEd 9ore 9ompetency 9ontri"ution "y @on,GenEd 9ourses or rograms


This ta"le contains examples of how #ri'ona Aesterns Business B Technology Division 9ontri"uted to their GenEd competencies. This is a set of examples only and not intended to "e exhaustive list. GenEd Core Competency and Stage 9ommunication , !n-uiry $usiness D 'echnology Contribution The division teaches three courses with a GenEd designation. !n B!C 188% E9@ *.8 and E9@ */8% the writing is intensive with several assignments with written re-uirements in excess of the minimal Dwriting across the curriculum re-uirement. ;ost courses taught in the division have a writing component. #s a result of the emphasis on GenEd outcomes% even the vocational technology area has incorporated a writing component comprised of the welding students developing a small "usiness plan. 5tudents use various levels of analysis in several of the "usiness courses. Economics% accounting% -uantitative analysis% legal environment of "usiness all have a strong emphasis on pro"lem solving that includes incorporation of "oth inductive and deductive reasoning s$ills. Ether courses develop student critical thin$ing s$ills in different ways. #s an example% in computer programming% a"stract and nonlinear reasoning are necessary to envision what the computer will do with the instructions written "y the student Fuantitative analysis is a core component of accounting% economics% -uantitative analysis% as well as the vocational technology courses. 5tudents learn their technology s$ills in this division. !nstruction starts at the very "ottom and wor$s through programming% networ$ing% and we" design.

9ritical Thin$ing & 7oundation

Fuantitative #nalysis & !n-uiry #pplied Technology & 7oundation to ;eaning,;a$ing