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Component Area Objectives

Critical Thinking Skills
To include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
Must be addressed in all core curriculum courses.

Communication Skills
To include effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication.
Must be addressed in all core curriculum courses.

Empirical and Quantitative Skills
To include the manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
Must be addressed in all core courses that satisfy the following requirements:

  • Mathematics
  • Life and Physical Sciences
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Component Area Option of Mathematics and Logic
Teamwork
To include the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.
Must be addressed in all core courses that satisfy the following requirements:
  • Life and Physical Sciences
  • Creative Arts
  • Communication
Personal Responsibility
To include the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
Must be addressed in all core courses that satisfy the following requirements:
  • Communication
  • Language, Philosophy and Culture
  • American History
  • Government/Political Science
Social Responsibility
To include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national and global communities.
Must be addressed in all core courses that satisfy the following requirements:
  • Language, Philosophy and Culture
  • Creative Arts
  • American History
  • Government/Political Science
  • Social and Beavioral Sciences


"Adapted from Texas Tech University"