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Objectives and Proficiencies

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The meaning of General Education at BCC is reflected in the statement that was approved by the BCC Senate in 2004 to emphasize General Education goals for all students in all curricula:

General Educational Objectives

Graduates from BCC will have acquired and demonstrated the knowledge and proficiencies they need to successfully transfer to a four-year baccalaureate program and/or to work in their chosen fields. They will be well-informed, globally aware, and engaged world citizens making a meaningful contribution to society. They will be self-directed, committed to their physical and mental well-being, and to lifelong learning.

General Education Proficiencies

  1. Communication

    Use reading, writing, listening and speaking to find, interpret, and communicate information in various modes, including aesthetic, statistical, symbolic and graphic.

  2. Reasoning and Analysis

    Use abstract reasoning, including the ability to analyze, interpret, evaluate and integrate information; apply the results; and formulate and solve problems.

  3. Mathematical Methods

    Use mathematics/statistics to solve problems.

  4. Scientific Methods

    Use the scientific method to understand the natural and physical worlds.

  5. Information Literacy

    Use information technology to support professional and academic careers.

  6. Personal Growth and Professional Development

    Use continued self-development to examine personal values and civic responsibilities. Navigate college and career requirements with academic, personal, and professional integrity and accountability.

BCC faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students become proficient in these areas throughout all of their educational experiences at the College, both in liberal arts and science courses, courses in the major, and in many programs on our campus that feature learning experiences outside the classroom. Consistent use of integrative learning experiences is intended to provide students with multiple opportunities to learn from a wide scope of perspectives

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