Students will develop deep knowledge of a field of study and its distinctive modes of inquiry, creation, and expression.
For example, students will be able to:
- Understand the subject matter associated with a specific field, practice, or topic – terms, concepts, classic and contemporary scholarship, controversies, and current issues
- Use methods of inquiry characteristic of the field to investigate a specific question or issue
- Use tools or techniques characteristic of the field to demonstrate, create, or perform
- Think like a scholar or practitioner in the field (a historian, an artist, an economist, a psychologist, an educator, an Asian Studies specialist, etc.)
- Recognize connections between an area of specialized knowledge and other fields
Students can develop these abilities through experiences such as:
- Completing any major or concentration
- Working as a student assistant in an academic department
- Participating in intercollegiate athletics
- Being a peer educator, academic consultant, TA, or advisor
- Singing or playing in a music ensemble
- Conducting research with a faculty member through the Collaborative Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (CURI) program
For more information about student learning outcomes, visit the college’s Assessment Results pages.