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Learning Goals

In keeping with the mission of Knox College, the faculty of the College affirmed goals for a Knox education in 2012. The aspirations for Knox graduates reflect the college commitment to the individual, their communities, and their roles and responsibilies in a global society. The 10 learning goals reflect the outcomes we expect for our graduates that will enable them to achieve the aspirations.

Aspirations for Knox Graduates

Knox graduates will:

  • Live personal and professional lives characterized by integrity, intellectual curiosity, creativity, imagination, thoughtful reflection and critical thinking.
  • Engage effectively with the challenges and opportunities of the wider world in order to contribute to the lives of others, whether locally, nationally, or globally.
  • Live their lives with competence, confidence and a sense of proportion.

Learning Goals for a Knox Education

In order that graduates are able to achieve the above aspirations, Knox students will be able to:

  • Engage with the central questions and methods used within the broad areas of liberal arts learning: arts, humanities, social sciences, science.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of at least one academic field.
  • Use technology appropriate to the major field.
  • Locate, assess and synthesize a wide range of sources of information.
  • Reason quantitatively.
  • Communicate effectively through writing and speaking.
  • Read, speak, and/or write in a second language.
  • Engage intellectually and empathetically with cultural and social diversity.
  • Recognize and engage with ethical issues.
  • Initiate and carry out independent, self-directed learning.

Goals for Foundations reflect the specific expectations for GKE-1: Knox graduates will be able to engage with the central questions and methods used within the broad areas of liberal arts learning: arts, humanities, social sciences, science.

Foundations

Arts

Humanities

Math and Natural Science

Social Sciences

Departmental and program goals reflect the outcomes for graduates within the program/department.

Links between Departmental and Program Goals and Goals for a Knox General Education show the relationships between department/program goals and Knox Goals.