SUNY Oneonta Assessment of Student Learning
SUNY General Education Learning Outcomes (click here to see sample form)

Mathematics (M2)
- Course Assessment Form
Students will show competence in the following quantitative reasoning skills: arithmetic, algebra, geometry, data analysis, and quantitative reasoning.

Science (N2/NL2) - Course Assessment Form
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the methods scientists used to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis; and application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural sciences.

Social Sciences (S2) - Course Assessment Form
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the methods scientists use to explore social phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical and interpretive analysis; and knowledge of major concepts, models and issues of at least one discipline in the social sciences.

American History (HA2) - Course Assessment Form
Students will demonstrate knowledge of a basic narrative of American history: political, economic, social, and cultural, including knowledge of unity and diversity in American society; knowledge of common institutions in American society and how they have affected different groups; and an understanding of America’s evolving relationship with the rest of the world.

Western Civilization (HW2) - Course Assessment Form
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the development of the distinctive features of the history, institutions, economy, society, culture, etc., of Western civilization, and relate the development of Western civilization to that of other regions of the world.

Other World Civilizations (HO2) - Course Assessment Form
Students will demonstrate knowledge of either a broad outline of world history, or the distinctive features of the history, institutions, economy, society, culture, etc., of one non-Western civilization.

Humanities (AH2) - Course Assessment Form
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the conventions and methods of at least one of the humanities in addition to those encompassed by other knowledge required by the General Education program.

The Arts (AA2) - Course Assessment Form
Students will demonstrate an understanding of at least one principal form of artistic expression and the creative process inherent therein.

Foreign Language (FL2) - Course Assessment Form
Students will demonstrate basic proficiency in the understanding and use of a foreign language and knowledge of the distinctive features of a culture(s) associated with the language they are studying.

Basic Communication (BC2) - Course Assessment Form
Students will produce coherent texts within common college-level written forms; demonstrate the ability to revise and improve such texts; research a topic, develop an argument, and organize supporting details; develop proficiency in oral discourse; and evaluate an oral presentation according to established criteria.

Communication and Intellectual Skills Writing Skills (WS2) - Course Assessment Form
and Oral Communication Skills (OS2)
- Course Assessment Form
These courses involve effective exchange of ideas through appropriate use of written or oral language.

Note: The following two competencies have been infused throughout the College’s General Education program:

  • Critical Thinking (Reasoning). Students will identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments as they occur in their own or other’s work and will develop well-reasoned arguments.
  • Information Management. 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.
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