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Communication | Analysis | Problem Solving | Valuing |
| Social Interaction | Effective Citizenship | Aesthetic Response

 

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Communication

 

Make connections that create meaning between yourself and your audience. Learn to speak, read, write and listen effectively, using graphics, electronic media, computers and quantified data.

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Analysis

 

Think clearly and critically. Fuse experience, reason and training into considered judgment.

 

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Problem Solving

 

Figure out what the problem is and what is causing it. With others or alone, form strategies that work in different situations. Then, get done what needs to be done, evaluating effectiveness.

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Valuing

 

Recognize different value systems while holding strongly to your own ethic. Recognize the moral dimensions of your decisions and accept responsibility for the consequences of your actions.

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Social Interaction

 

Know how to get things done in committees, task forces, team projects and other group efforts. Elicit the views of others and help reach conclusions.

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Developing a Global Perspective

 

Act with an understanding of and respect for the economic, social and biological interdependence of global life.

 

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Effective Citizenship

 

Be involved and responsible in the community. Act with an informed awareness of contemporary issues and their historical contexts. Develop leadership abilities.

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Aesthetic Engagement

 

Engage with various forms of art and in artistic process. Take and defend positions regarding the meaning and value of artistic expressions in the contexts from which they emerge

 

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