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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education Outcomes

Shoreline’s General Education curriculum is built on a unique set of outcomes designed to provide our students with the skills, knowledge, and awareness they will need to make informed decisions, lead healthy and productive lives, and contribute to the global community as lifelong learners. Through various experiences in many different courses, students learn to place their personal knowledge in a wider framework, to expand their understanding of themselves and others, and to integrate their learning across traditional subject boundaries. The curriculum emphasizes strong skills in communication and analytic thought, as well as broad knowledge in the major areas of human learning: math and science; social sciences; and arts and humanities.

  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning
    Students will demonstrate college-level skills and knowledge in applying the principles of mathematics and logic.
  • Communication Skills
    Students will read, write, speak in, and listen to college-level English. Effective communication incorporates awareness of the social nature of communication and the effects of ethnicity, age, culture, gender, sexual orientation, and ability on sending and receiving oral, non-verbal, and written messages.
  • Multicultural Understanding
    Students will demonstrate understanding of issues related to race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and culture and the role these issues play in the distribution of power and privilege in the United States.
  • Information Literacy
    Students will access, use, and evaluate information in a variety of formats, keeping in mind social, legal, and ethical issues surrounding information access in today’s society.
  • General Intellectual Abilities
    Students will think critically within a discipline, identify connections and relationships among disciplines, and use an integrated approach to analyze new situations.
  • Global Awareness
    Students will demonstrate understanding and awareness of issues related to, and consequences of, the growing global interdependence of diverse societies by integrating knowledge from multiple disciplines. Students will describe how social, cultural, political, and economic values and norms interact.

These General Education outcomes are broad statements of what students should ideally be able to do after completing Shoreline’s Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degrees. The College is committed to providing each student with the opportunity to attain these outcomes; however, individual attainment within and among the outcome areas will vary according to each student’s ability, readiness, and level of commitment. The outcomes are also integrated as appropriate within the degrees and certificates offered through each of the college’s professional-technical programs.