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At Holy Names University, the general education requirements are designed to assure that students attain proficiency in the skills that identify an educated person as well as sufficient breadth of knowledge to appreciate and contribute to a complex and rapidly changing world. The General Education Learning Outcomes at Holy Names University were revised in February 2015, and are as follows:
- Information literacy: Students will be able to locate, evaluate, incorporate, and ethically use appropriate information resources in projects, papers, and performances in order to participate in the scholarly and wider human communities.
- Critical Thinking: Students will formulate questions, interpret and analyze issues, texts, hypotheses, problems, or trends in ways that are clear, reasoned, open-minded, and evidence-based in order to come to a decision about what to believe or do.
- Civic Engagement and Social Justice: Students will collaborate with others to engage with a civic or social issue, evaluate the strength and weaknesses of the process, and, where applicable, describe the result, exploring diverse perspectives, including those representing different cultural, economic, and geographic interests.
- Communicative Literacy: Students will construct sustained, coherent arguments, narratives or explications of issues, problems, texts, or technical processes in writing, speaking, and other communicative media for both general and specific audiences.
- Integrative Knowledge: Students will produce an investigative, creative or practical work which synthesizes ideas and methods acquired through the study of the liberal arts to articulate and illuminate the relationships between past and present human events, innovations, cultural expressions, and traditions.