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Humanities Commons Student Learning Objectives

The learning outcomes of the first- and second-year writing courses map onto the outcomes of the Humanities Commons Student Learning Outcomes (HCSLO) within the Common Academic Program (CAP). HCSLO 4 is generally met in ENG 100 rather than ENG 200. By completing the courses within the Humanities Commons, students will be able to demonstrate the following:

HCSLO 1. Read primary texts closely and critically (including self-critically)

HCSLO 2. Analyze, in writing, a variety of texts contributing to larger historical conversations, debates, and traditions and as resources for understanding and appreciating the complexities of human identity, dignity, and experience

HCSLO 3. Develop an understanding of their place in community, country, and world in relationship to multiple others, with particular attention to differences such as class, gender, and race upon which social inequalities are constructed and maintained

HCSLO 4. Engage central concepts of Catholic intellectual tradition as they contribute to humanistic inquiry and reflection in the relevant academic discipline (English, History, Philosophy, or Religious Studies)

HCSLO 5. Examine the question of what it means to be human from a disciplinary perspective, and in the process make connections among disciplines and develop an appreciation for the ways in which learning is a process of integrating knowledge

HCSLO 6. Understand and practice academic honesty as foundational to the making and sharing of knowledge in a community of learners that is both local and global


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