The mission of the general education program at Southwestern Christian University (SCU) is to provide a foundation for all degree programs and offer opportunities for students to develop competencies in critical thinking, servant leadership, and literacy integrated into a life of faith.
Associate of Arts (A.A.)
Liberal Studies (B.S.)
Multidisciplinary Studies (B.A.)
Student Learning Outcomes for General Education
To fulfill its mission in general education, SCU students will demonstrate the following outcomes.
· Apply inductive and deductive reasoning to real and hypothetical situations.
· Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
· Students create print and non-print texts using a variety of technological and informational resources.
· Students demonstrate a Christian understanding of how ethical decisions are made collaboratively via written and verbal group projects.
· Students utilize critical and creative thinking skills and strategies to conduct research on issues and interests: (a) students generate ideas and questions to research issues and interest, (b) students synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and non-print texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.
· Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities. They lead classes, small group discussions, and take charge of their and others’ learning.
History and Political Science
· Students will differentiate between the three branches of the Federal Government with special emphasis on the practical duties of each branch.
· Students will identify and describe the principles on which the US Constitution is based.
· Students will develop traits of compassion’ teach ability, and servant-leadership
· Students will be able to identify the major personalities that have shaped the history of the United States
· Students will be able to identify the major events that have shaped the history of the US.
· Students will be able to sequence major events from the history of the US.
· Students will apply basic principles of physical fitness.
· Students will describe and apply proper nutrition and weight management.
· Students will develop and demonstrate knowledge of leisure concepts and principles for a healthy lifestyle.
· Students will apply algebraic concepts to model and solve real-life situations using arithmetic, linear, polynomial rational, exponential, inequalities, and problem solving.
· Students will demonstrate proficiency in solving one-variable linear and quadratic equations.
· Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in solving multi-variable systems of linear equations of inequality
· Students will identify seven (7) major organ systems.
· Students will explain the interactions of organ systems.
· Students will describe the function of the body’s organ systems.
· Students will describe the effects of nutrition and exercise in human health.