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Aesthetic and Interpretive Analysis
Students develop the ability to analyze literature and/or artistic works, to understand how they relate to the historical circumstances of their creation, and to think critically about the past, present, and future contributions of these works to a shared world.
Creative Expression, Practice, and Production
Students engage in individual and collaborative creative expression, exploration, or production, such as in performance, visual art, composition, design, or technology. They engage with tools, techniques, methods, design processes, technologies, and materials for creating works that express, innovate, or create solutions to problems.
Engagement with the Human Past
Ethical and Civic Values
Students develop their capacity to think carefully and critically about how to make and justify private and public decisions.
Global Understanding and Engagement
Students study and engage with global processes shaping the world and its peoples, including those beyond the North Atlantic region (United States, Canada, and Western Europe). They develop deep knowledge of historic or contemporary roles and differential effects of human organizations and actions on global systems.
Natural Scientific Investigation
Students learn how to make and interpret scientific descriptions and explanations of the natural world, practice the skills of scientific inquiry, and evaluate scientific evidence within the contexts of both scientific communities and society.
Power, Difference, and Inequality
Students engage with the histories, perspectives, politics, intellectual traditions, and/or expressive cultures of populations and communities that have historically been disempowered, and the structural and historical processes by which that disempowerment has endured and changed.
Students learn to comprehend and apply mathematical concepts in authentic contexts, developing tools for reasoning with data, logic, and quantitative methods.
Ways of Knowing
Students develop intellectual humility, learning to question assumptions, categories, and norms that structure their worldviews and to understand the sources and effects of biases. They learn, use, and distinguish strengths and weaknesses of one or more approach(es) to knowledge of the unfamiliar, such as: aesthetically, philosophically, linguistically, historically, or culturally remote forms of knowledge and worldmaking, or formal logic, scientific practice, and similar formalized approaches to countering bias and creating knowledge.
Research and Discovery
Students immerse themselves in a research project and experience the reflection and revision involved in producing and disseminating original scholarship or creative works.
Students enrich and expand their academic study by engaging in compelling creative experiences that transform their learning.
High-Impact: Service Learning
Students enrich and expand their academic study by engaging in compelling public service experiences that transform their learning.