Learning Outcomes of the Pace University Core Curriculum

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  • Communication -Learn to express ideas clearly and effectively.

  • Analysis -Think clearly and critically. Fuse experience, reason and training into considered judgment. Comprehend, interpret and analyze texts, processes, and media.

  • Intellectual depth, breadth, integration and application – Examine, organize and use disciplinary ways of knowing and apply them to specific issues and problems in intellectual, professional, and community life.

  • Effective citizenship - Be involved and responsible in the community. Act with informed awareness of contemporary issues in their historical contexts. Develop leadership abilities. Understand and value diversity within American culture. Integrate service and learning.

  • Social Interaction - Know how to get things done in committees, team projects and other group efforts. Listen to and understand the views of others and help reach conclusions.

  • Global, National, and International Perspectives - Become familiar with traditions that shape our world and nation. Read and discuss texts from diverse traditions and perspectives. Understand the cultural, economic, social, and biological interdependence of global and national life.

  • Valuing - Recognize different value systems. Understand one’s own self and one’s own values, and the values of others. Read important texts that foster humanistic values.

  • Problem solving - Figure out what the problem is and what is causing it. With others or alone, form strategies that work in different situations; then get done what needs to be done, evaluating effectiveness.

  • Aesthetic response - Study important works of the human imagination in order to develop esthetic and literary sensibility. Make and defend judgments about the quality of artistic expressions.

  • Information Literacy and Research - Locate, evaluate and make efficient and ethical use of information resources.

  • Scientific and quantitative reasoning - Understand the workings of the natural world. Develop problem-solving strategies using scientific and quantitative reasoning.

  • Technological Fluency - Make efficient use of technology for personal and professional needs. Use graphics, electronic media, computers and quantified data.