General Education Outcomes

General Education Outcome Zones

These are the General Education Outcome Zones for Mt. San Antonio College. If you want to comment on these Zones, click here to visit the GEO Discussion Board.

Critical Thinking and Reasoning – includes synthesis, evaluation, interpretation of ideas, application of concepts; problem solving and analysis; identification of logical fallacies or sources of error; development of logical arguments based on cogent analysis of supporting evidence.

Effective Communication – includes development of effective skills for both written and oral communication, including presentation skills.

Quantitative Reasoning – includes the ability to interpret and analyze information given graphically or numerically; apply mathematical expressions, equations, and theorems; understand statistical data; use mathematical concepts to construct math models; and to use math models to solve applied problems.

Reading Competence – includes the ability to understand vocabulary, critically analyze content, meaning, and author’s purposes, as well as the development of increased proficiency and depth of understanding. Includes analysis of a variety of written materials and styles appropriate to different disciplines.

Information Competence and the Effective Uses of Technology – includes the ability to identify, research, and assess the credibility of a variety of information sources, including those obtained from the internet and other electronic data sources as well as more traditional published sources. Also includes knowledge and proficiency in the use of standard computer technology and software used in academics, a variety of professions, and daily life.

Personal Responsibility – includes the development of skills, attitudes, abilities, and values that facilitate advanced learning, personal growth, and preparation for lifelong learning. These include study skills development, awareness of academic environments and resources, self-awareness of learning styles and habits, persistence, acceptance of personal and professional responsibility, leadership, initiative, proactive action, empathy, interpersonal skills development, and the ability to work independently.

Social Responsibility and Cultural Competence – includes understanding, appreciation, and respect for perspectives, values, and societal contributions of diverse peoples and cultures; awareness, sensitivity to and acceptance of a variety of different viewpoints; and the ability to understand and work with individuals who differ from one’s self.

Civic Engagement and Global Citizenship – includes an understanding of current events, of ethics and the implications of personal and societal choices as they affect our interconnected world economy, governments, environment, and social climate; as well as acceptance of responsibility for civic and societal engagement.