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ELA Distribution Goals & Learning Outcomes


Natural Systems

  • I. Systems Thinking:
    2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of ecological systems.

  • III. Environmental Awareness:
    1. Students will understand contemporary environmental issues such as climate change, resource depletion and biodiversity loss as well as the complexity of proposed solutions.

  • V. Liberal Arts Understanding:
    1. Students will demonstrate familiarity with the subject matter and methodology of the natural sciences, including the scientific method.

    3. Students will demonstrate the ability to use quantitative methodologies to interpret and analyze natural phenomena.

Quantitative Analysis

  • I. Systems Thinking:
    3. Students will demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge of social and ecological systems to predict, assess, and analyze the effects of human activities.

  • II. Critical Thinking and Communication:
    1. Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate complex issues and ideas, particularly through quantitative information, to diverse audiences.

  • III. Environmental Awareness:
    1. Students will understand contemporary environmental issues such as climate change, resource depletion and biodiversity loss as well as the complexity of proposed solutions.

  • V. Liberal Arts Understanding:
    1. Students will demonstrate familiarity with the subject matter and methodologies of mathematics.

    3. Students will demonstrate the ability to use quantitative analysis to interpret and analyze natural and social phenomena and understand its role in problem solving.

Human Systems

  • I. Systems Thinking:
    1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of social systems.

  • II. Critical Thinking and Communication:
    1. Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate complex issues and ideas to diverse audiences.

    2. Students will demonstrate the ability to evaluate reasoning and to create effective arguments that address complex problems.

  • IV. Reflective Self Awareness and Responsibility:
    4. Students will understand the roles that concepts such as race, gender, sexual identity, religion, socioeconomic status, and ethnicity may play in identifying problems or responding to events.

  • V. Liberal Arts Understanding:
    1. Students will demonstrate familiarity with the subject matter and methodologies of the social sciences.

Aesthetic Appreciation

  • II. Critical Thinking and Communication:
    1. Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate complex issues and ideas to diverse audiences through the arts.

  • IV. Reflective Self Awareness and Responsibility:
    2. Students will demonstrate empathy for others and the ability to entertain multiple perspectives.

    5. Students will demonstrate an ability to respond to and reason about aesthetic considerations.

  • V. Liberal Arts Understanding:
    3. Students will demonstrate the ability to use qualitative methodologies to interpret and analyze natural and social phenomena.

Moral Reasoning

 

  • II. Critical Thinking and Communication:
    2. Students will demonstrate the ability to evaluate reasoning and to create effective arguments with a focus on understanding of the complexity of moral situations.

  • III. Environmental Awareness
    3. Students will be able to articulate a positive and reasoned vision for a just and sustainable society.

  • IV. Reflective Self Awareness and Responsibility:
    2. Students will demonstrate empathy for others and an ability to entertain multiple perspectives.

    3. Students will demonstrate the ability to identify the ethical dimensions of environmental issues.

  • V. Liberal Arts Understanding:
    1. Students will demonstrate familiarity with the subject matter and methodologies of moral theory.

Historical Context

  • I. Systems Thinking:
    1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of social systems and their historical development.

    II. Critical Thinking and Communication:
    2. Students will demonstrate the ability to evaluate reasoning and to create effective arguments that address complex issues.

    3. Students will demonstrate information literacy through the ability to access, understand, apply, and evaluate sources of information critically and to distinguish fact from opinion.

  • III. Environmental Awareness:
    2. Students will understand the history of land use and the changing relationship between humans and nature over time.

  • V. Liberal Arts Understanding:
    1. Students will demonstrate familiarity with the subject matter and methodologies of history.

The Examined Life

  • II. Critical Thinking and Communication:
    2. Students will demonstrate the ability to evaluate reasoning and to create effective arguments, in particular to critically evaluate their own choices.

  • IV. Reflective Self Awareness and Responsibility:
    1. Students will demonstrate reflective selfawareness of their strengths and weaknesses.

    2. Students will demonstrate empathy for others and an ability to entertain multiple perspectives.

    4. Students will understand the roles that concepts such as race, gender, sexual identity, religion, socioeconomic status, and ethnicity may play in identifying problems or responding to events.

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