Upon degree completion, graduates of our programs will be able to...
- Create and defend an idea through dialogue (both written and spoken) and the implementation of constructive feedback.
- Analyze, interpret, and synthesize information outside one’s area of study to create broader, deeper, and more complex learning experiences.
- Demonstrate critical thinking with an emphasis on appreciating ambiguity in the process of developing knowledge.
- Develop greater empathy and perspective by participating in discourse with students across multiple disciplines and majors.
- Construct creative projects that explore elements of cultural, social, and/or scientific practices through self-directed, self-disciplined, and self-corrective thinking.
- Reflect upon coursework to develop a clearer sense of self and connect that self to broad and diverse communities.
- Gain insight into how others have been shaped by perspectives and conditions different from one’s own.
- Demonstrate the ability to think and make connections across disciplinary fields of knowledge
- Demonstrate the ability to apply cross-disciplinary methodologies to research
- Demonstrate applied interdisciplinary problem-solving skills to complex problems
- Demonstrate an understanding of content and methodology of at least three substantive fields of knowledge chosen by the student
- Demonstrate self-directed learning through the development and achievement of a set of learning goals which are appropriate to their self-designed course of study and which were crafted in consultation with CSDN faculty (including faculty mentor) and professional staff
- Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills
- Demonstrate the capacity for self-advocacy
- Demonstrate the requisite skills to develop and execute a long-term project that incorporates the knowledge, methodologies, and design techniques of the fields from which the students draws