Intellectual Foundations Program (IFP) Assessment - Foundations in Global Citizenship
 

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Foundations in Global Citizenship description: FAU students live in an increasingly diverse region.  They also live in a world in which individuals, societies, and governments are becoming more and more interconnected.  To succeed in this interconnected world, students must have an understanding of diverse cultures and inherited traditions; they must be able to communicate across these diverse cultures; they must understand why societies make the choices that they make; and they must have an awareness of how their actions affect others. 

Courses that meet this requirement examine aspects of the diverse human experience (inclusive of issues of race, ethnicity, and gender), leading to a better understanding of ourselves and of people from other cultural traditions.  Students will select courses from the following areas, one of which must be from the global perspectives category:

1. Western identities
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Global perspectives

The course deals with:

Learning objectives are associated with each category of the Intellectual Foundations Program.  For each learning objective listed below, please describe how and where the course will meet each learning objective.  In other words, provide the assessment committee a “road map” of where each objective can be found in the course.  Some objectives might be readily seen in student papers or exams.  Other objectives, however, might be far less “visible.”  They might come through course lectures or class discussions, for example.  Your responses below need not be lengthy, but you should be as explicit as possible.

Learning objective #1:  Students will demonstrate an understanding of different individual, cultural, and national identities.

How and where will the course meet this objective?

 

Learning objective #2:  Students will demonstrate an understanding of the economic, political, environmental, and/or social processes that influence human action/interaction.


How and where will the course meet this objective?

 


In addition to the learning objectives associated with each category, the General Education Curriculum has specific overall objectives:

The FAU general education curriculum is a carefully devised program that draws on many subject areas to provide and reinforce essential skills and values from different points of view.  It equips students with the academic tools they will need to succeed, not only as undergraduates in their degree programs but also as responsible citizens in a complex world.  The courses that comprise the FAU general education curriculum combine to develop:

1. Knowledge in several different disciplines;
2. The ability to think critically;
3. The ability to communicate effectively;
4. An appreciation for how knowledge is discovered, challenged, and transformed as it advances; and
5. An understanding of ethics and ethical behavior.


We do not expect every course to meet all of these objectives. We do hope, however, that in the future you will explore ways to better integrate the learning objectives into your course.


Please describe below how the course will meet these objectives.

 


General Education objective #1:
Knowledge in several different disciplines.

The course approaches the subject from the standpoint of the following discipline, disciplines, or sub-disciplines:


General Education objective #2:  The ability to think critically.

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General Education objective #3:  The ability to communicate effectively.

 

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General Education objective #4:  An appreciation for how knowledge is discovered, challenged, and transformed as it advances.

 

How and where will the course meet this objective?

 

           


General Education objective #5:  An understanding of ethics and ethical behavior.  


How and where will the course meet this objective?

 

 

  

 Last Modified 3/6/14