General Education Learning Outcomes

Students who have successfully completed the various portions of the General Education curriculum will demonstrate competencies in written and oral communication, critical thinking, information literacy, quantitative reasoning, and Marianist values. Specific learning outcomes for the General Education follow.

Foundation Skills

Life Skills & College Success

1. Students will evaluate their level of academic and social & emotional readiness for their university experience.


1. The students will explore and articulate reading and writing strategies, produce written texts, and engage diverse textual situations, so as to participate creatively, collaboratively, and critically in their local communities.
2. The students will build on their experience in EN 101 in order to write from sources, write critically and creatively as a process, and produce a research paper that allows them to be critical and creative voices for social justice.

Quantitative Skills & Reasoning

1. Students will apply basic mathematical principles needed to function effectively and develop mathematical reasoning and problem-solving skills.
2. Students will analyze and interpret quantitative data.

Oral Communication

1. The student will effectively develop and deliver informative and persuasive speeches, and engage in dialogue and small group discussions to support the conveyance of meaning and connection with the audience.

Critical Thinking

1. Students will systematically acknowledge and challenge diverse evidence, concepts, assumptions, and viewpoints.

Knowledge of Beauty & Creativity

1. Students will build skill sets and explore creative methods of discovering, discerning and/or expressing beauty through art forms and fields of inquiry.

Information Literacy

1. Students will define, identify, locate, evaluate, synthesize and present or demonstrate relevant information.


Students must take two values courses as part of their General Education for the associate degree. Courses can be taken from any of the values categories.

Education for Formation in Faith

1. The student will integrate faith and reason as complementary methods to explore questions of ultimate reality, leading to enhanced social awareness and service for peace and justice.

Integral (Holistic) Education/Global Awareness

1. Students will integrate their experience with global awareness in the context of the particular course and field/discipline within a diverse community of learners.

Education in the Family Spirit

1. Students will collectively contribute to, and individually reflect upon, the building and sustaining of community.

Education for Service, Justice and Peace

1. Students will evaluate and articulate the social, environmental and ethical dimensions of service, justice, and peace in the context of their particular course and field or discipline of study.

Education for Adaptation and Change

1. Students will evaluate the ways in which adaptation and change are essential to understanding the past, analyzing the present, and applying critical thinking to meet future challenges and needs.

Catholic Intellectual Tradition

1. The student will explain faith and reason as integral to developing a Catholic sacramental perspective of the cosmos that leads to responsible action supporting social justice.


1. Students will present mastery of foundational skills, Marianist and Native Hawaiian values and a global awareness through a project-based learning approach.