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Information Literacy Resource Guide: General Education

General Education Learning Outcomes

General Education and Institutional Learning Outcomes at Palm Beach State College

Philosophy Statement

The General Education program at Palm Beach State College prepares students for lifelong intellectual pursuits and responsible participation in a complex global society through a core curriculum that encourages the examination of diverse values and perspectives and offers students a depth and breadth of learning that transcends the content of any one specific discipline.

General Education Learning Outcomes

  • Communications: Demonstrate effective communication skills for a variety of audiences.
  • Humanities: Demonstrate an awareness of and an ability to effectively analyze creative works.
  • Mathematics: Demonstrate an understanding of mathematical concepts to solve real-world problems
  • Natural Sciences: Demonstrate comprehension of fundamental concepts, principles, or processes about the natural world.
  • Social Sciences:  Understand and apply sociological, cultural, political, psychological, historical, and economic principles to a global environment.

Institutional Learning Outcomes

  • Critical Thinking: Engage in purposeful reasoning to reach sound conclusions.
  • Ethics: Demonstrate the ability to make informed decisions based on ethical principles and reasoning.
  • Global Awareness: Exhibit a sense of social, cultural, and global responsibility.
  • Information Literacy: Demonstrate the ability to find, evaluate, organize, and use information.





Program, Course and Educational Support Learning Outcomes @ PBSC

Information Literacy Assessment Rubric (PBSC GEAC)

Rubric used to access information literacy proficiences (Palm Beach State College, GEAC 2009).

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