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Pennoni Honors College Undergraduate Program Level Outcomes

Upon degree completion, graduates of our programs will be able to...

Honors Program

  • 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.

Custom-Designed Major

  • 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