Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
PLO 1. Applied Ethics - The applied ethics outcome involves two major components: (1) understanding principles of normative and non-normative ethical theories; and 2) applying these principles in decision-making activities including case studies and contemporary issues. Most character is explored in all its dimensions: virtues and vices, commitments and attitudes, personal relationships, and community involvement, in addition to right and wrong conduct.
PLO 2. Communication - This outcome will enhance students’ written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Written Communication is the development and expression of ideas in writing.
- Oral Communication is prepared, purposeful presentation designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in listeners’ attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.
- Interpersonal Communication is the process by which information, feelings, and meaning through verbal and non-verbal messages: it is face-to-face communication.
PLO 3. Information Technology - Information technology outcome is defined as the level of computer, electronics, and telecommunications literacy necessary to understand the purpose of information technology. Students will discover how information technology assists individuals and organizations to work more efficiently, and how information technology influences society. In addition to learning the technical fundamentals of computer use, students will build a skill and knowledge base in researching information, making appropriate ethical choices about the use of informational technology, and using technology to advance societal goals.
PLO 4. Critical Thinking - Critical thinking outcome is defined as a set of skills and strategies for making reasonable decisions about what we do and believe. These skills and strategies include understanding the use of thought and language, recognizing the most common logical fallacies, and using the essential skills of deductive and inductive argument analysis and evaluation. Students must demonstrate practical applications of critical thinking in academic disciplines.
PLO 5. Mathematical Reasoning - Mathematical outcome enables students to efficiently process data and to learn new material in fields inside and outside of mathematics. Students will develop a knowledge base that allows logical reasoning and valid problem-solving techniques that can be applied in the student's personal and professional careers.