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    Harding University
   
 
  Aug 22, 2019
 
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

University Learning Outcomes


The mission of Harding University is to provide a quality education that will lead to an understanding and philosophy of life consistent with Christian ideals.  As stated in its mission documents, Harding University is a private Christian institution of higher education committed to the tradition of the liberal arts and sciences.  As a liberal arts university, the faculty of Harding University believe that the knowledge, skills, and perspectives gained through a study of the liberal arts is a key component to success in all of our programs and in any profession.

The following outcomes represent the wide variety of skills and perspectives in the study of the liberal arts.  The outcomes are introduced and assessed initially through the structured liberal arts program and all majors programs continue to develop the outcomes as appropriate to their discipline.

Title University Learning Outcome
Biblical Knowledge and Application ULO 1: Students will demonstrate understanding of Biblical content and interpretation and their applications in ethical decision-making.
Communication ULO 2: Students will demonstrate effective communication (e.g. written, non-written, spoken).
Critical Thinking ULO 3: Students will examine issues, ideas, artifacts, and/or events in order to formulate or assess an opinion or conclusion.
Global Citizenship ULO 4: Students will exhibit cultural knowledge, communicative and interpersonal skills, and other-centered dispositions necessary for responsible interaction with cultures different from their own.
Historical Perspective ULO 5: Students will demonstrate a broad perspective on the context of the past and the development of ideas that enables them to understand and evaluate current issues.
Creative Perspective ULO 6: Students will appreciate and produce work characterized by originality, imagination, or elegance in design or construction.
Scientific Perspective ULO 7: Students will identify and apply the principles and processes of scientific reasoning.
Wellness Perspective ULO 8: Students will exhibit knowledge and skills that lead to high-level personal wellness (e.g., spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, social).

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