General Education Learning Outcomes

These are the learning outcomes established for the SUNY General Education Requirements in 2000.  The category names are Oswego's own.  The outcomes in red focus on the practice of information literacy.

The Writing and Critical Thinking outcomes are included here because:
  • The third outcome for writing overlaps with the second and third outcomes for Computer and Information Literacy
  • Items from this entire group of outcomes can often be integrated into learning activities, assignments and assessments.
Computer and Information Literacy
Students will:
• perform the basic operations of personal computer use;
understand and use basic research techniques; and
• locate, evaluate, and synthesize information from a variety of sources.

Students will:
• produce coherent texts within common college-level written forms;
• demonstrate the ability to revise and improve such texts; and
research a topic, develop an argument, and organize supporting details.

Critical Thinking
Students will:
• identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments as they occur in their own or others' work; and
• develop well-reasoned arguments.