Mount Aloysius College
Undergraduate General Education Learning Outcomes
Mercy-Value Driven Action Goal: Following the Mercy tradition within Catholic higher education, students will synthesize faith with learning, develop competence with compassion, and make a commitment to justice.
Liberal-Arts Breadth Goal: Building upon the Liberal Arts tradition, students will further develop a sense of curiosity and an inquiring disposition by employing a variety of learning styles and complex reasoning strategies to serve as a foundation to a commitment of lifelong learning at a depth consistent with their degree, including
1. Essential Knowledge by being able to
a) Explain the philosophical and religious values of the Sisters of Mercy, including mercy, justice, hospitality, and service,
b) Describe the physical, mental, and social components of human systems, including their interdependence and diversity and the historical and contemporary influences on them,
c) Articulate the relationship between faith and reason,
d) Express the role of arts and aesthetics, and
e) Demonstrate understanding of natural environments and the reciprocal relationships humans have with them, and
2. Vital Skills and Abilities by being able to
a) Express ideas, attitudes, and beliefs in both oral and written formats to inform, explain, and promote change in varied audiences,
b) Apply moral principles and standards to evaluate and guide behavior within specific situations,
c) Effectively and responsibly identify the need for information to solve problems or complete tasks and subsequently be able to locate, access, and organize relevant data, information, and conclusions, and then evaluate, use, and communicate them to satisfy the identified need via digital and nondigital means,
d) Interpret information related to variations in amount into verbal form, represent information in varied quantitatively oriented forms, apply appropriate calculations, use quantitative analysis to draw justifiable conclusions, recognize relevant assumptions and implications of them, and effectively communicate quantitative information,
e) Think clearly, accurately, precisely, deeply, broadly, logically, and fairly in multiple contexts to ground judgments of fact and improve thinking itself, while also being able to combine or synthesize existing ideas, images, or expertise in original ways and to think, react, and work in an imaginative way characterized by a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking, and risk taking.