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First-Year Experience
Georgia Southern University

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will . . .

    1. Develop and apply information literacy skills in academic and non-academic contexts by:
      • Determining the nature and extent of information needed to answer a question, explore a topic, solve a problem, and/or complete a project.
      • Identifying and accessing sources for their informational need.
      • Critically evaluating information for its currency, relevancy, authority, accuracy, and purpose.
      • Applying ethical standards in their use of information.
    2. Engage with their degree program, campus resources, and community by:
      • Researching their major (or potential major) and evaluating the extent to which degree expectations align with their personal goals.
      • Reflecting upon how campus engagement helps them reach goals and/or overcome personal challenges.
      • Examining our rights, responsibilities and the impact of our communication with others.
    3. Discuss diversity and inclusion through:
      • Examining their own identity and life experiences to understand how these influence their view of the world and how one behaves and interacts with others.
      • Exploring the differing experiences of privileged and/or minoritized identities and the common ground all identities share.
      • Articulating the challenges and rewards of interacting with others who differ from themselves and the role we all play in creating inclusive and exclusionary environments.

Last updated: 4/3/2019

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