SUNY General Education Student Learning Outcomes
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SUNY General Education Student Learning Outcomes

SUNY General Education Student Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Skills Areasempty Learning Outcomes

Interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables, and schematics

Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, and verbally

Employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems

Natural Sciences

Understand the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of data analysis or mathematical modeling

Apply scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural sciences

Diversity:  Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice

Describe the historical and contemporary societal factors that shape the development of individual and group identity involving race, class, and gender

Analyze the role that complex networks of social structures and systems play in the creation and perpetuation of the dynamics of power, privilege, oppression, and opportunity

Apply the principles of rights, access, equity, and autonomous participation to past, current, or future social justice action

Social Sciences

Describe major concepts and theories of at least one discipline in the social sciences

Demonstrate an understanding of the methods social scientists use to explore social phenomena

US HIstory and Civic Engagement

Demonstrate an understanding of United States’ society and/or history, including the diversity of individuals and communities that make up the nation

Understand the role of individual participation in US communities and government

Apply historical and contemporary evidence to draw, support, or verify conclusions.

World History and Global Awareness

Demonstrate knowledge of a broad outline of world history and/or the development of the distinctive features of at least one civilization or culture in relation to other regions of the world

Demonstrate an understanding of the structures, systems, and interrelationships among civilizations and cultures within historical and/or contemporary contexts, and their impact on wellbeing and sustainability.


Demonstrate knowledge of the conventions and methods of at least one of the humanities

Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on text, visual images, or artifacts

The Arts Understand at least one principal form of artistic expression and the creative process inherent therein
World Language

Exhibit basic proficiency in the understanding and use of a world language

Demonstrate knowledge of the distinctive features of culture(s) associated with the language they are studying

Basic Communication (Written and Oral)

Research a topic, develop an argument, and organize supporting details

Demonstrate coherent college-level communication (written and oral) that informs, persuades, or otherwise engages with an audience

Evaluate communication for substance, bias, and intended effect

Demonstrate the ability to revise and improve written and oral communication

SUNY General Education Learning Outcomes

Competenciesempty Learning Outcomes
Critical Thinking (Reasoning)

Clearly articulate an issue or problem

Identify, analyze, and evaluate ideas, data, and arguments as they occur in their own or others’ work

Acknowledge limitations such as perspective and bias; and

develop well-reasoned (logical) arguments to form judgments and/or draw conclusions

Information Literacy

Locate information effectively using tools appropriate to their need and discipline

Evaluate information with an awareness of authority, validity, and bias

Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical dimensions of information use, creation, and dissemination