Students will be able to:
• articulate an understanding of representative theories in the natural and social sciences
• explore language use, linguistic forms, and language’s ability to change society and ourselves.
• distinguish and assess the impact that knowledge and methodology in the natural and social sciences have on our understanding of self, society and environment
• critically and creatively engage in the aesthetic and intellectual components of the fine and performing arts.
• articulate the ways that the arts and humanities shape, change, provoke, and represent our world and our perception of the world.
• understand and interpret diverse evidence about past societies and cultures.
• understand how the scientific method differs from other modes of inquiry and ways of knowing.
• evaluate diverse approaches to the study of history and their relationship to power, privilege and difference
• use and understand the power of mathematics, statistics, and qualitative analysis to represent and investigate ideas and evidence, as well as evaluate data dependent arguments.
• analyze a creative text within its cultural, aesthetic, historical, and intellectual contexts.
• identify the values and concerns expressed in creative works.