University Outcomes

University Outcomes for All Undergraduates

The Concordia University graduate will be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

Critical Thinking -- Identify the problem/issue; articulate solutions/ perspectives; identify and assess key assumptions; identify and assess data and evidence; identify and consider of the influence of context; evaluate of the ethical dimensions and apply ethical principles; and synthesize conclusions, implications, and consequences.

Information Literacy -- Prepare for research; generate search strategy and access resources; evaluate and process information; transfer and apply learning; incorporate information technology; practice legal and ethical use of information.

Oral Communication -- Develop content into a well-organized oral presentation; use appropriate language and nonverbals to enhance the fluency of the presentation; effectively incorporate citations into the presentation; effectively tailor the presentation to the audience and respond appropriately to audience feedback.

Quantitative Reasoning -- Translate verbal or written assertions into quantitative data; read, analyze, and interpret quantitative data, such as graphs, charts, or statistics; and support conclusions using quantitative data.

Writing -- Relate content to an audience, to develop and organize material, to construct fluent sentences using standard grammar, mechanics and references.

Aesthetic Values -- Relate how artistic expressions reflect philosophical, religious, and social thought in human communities; and recognize major forms of artistic expression in their culture.

Civic Values -- Understand the value of participation in the civic infrastructure of the United States; recognize the similarities and differences between American civic policies, institutions, and beliefs and those of other communities, nations, cultures, and peoples throughout the world; and recognize the civic responsibility of the citizen and all levels of government to ensure a democratic and just vision for society.

Global Values -- Pose critical questions about global issues and articulate arguments from a variety of global perspectives; Identify and evaluate a variety of underlying cultural values that influence the diversity of ethics among cultures/countries; Describe and interpret various aspects of other cultures relative to their own culture.

Interpersonal Values -- Display effective interpersonal skills during interactions with others such that they accept and deliver constructive criticism; effectively resolve conflicts; demonstrates active listening strategies and other factors that contribute to positive relationships.

Physical Values -- Demonstrate an understanding of and consistently implement health-conscious behaviors.

Spiritual Values – Identify and analyze narratives, theological themes, and literary types of the biblical texts; relate the Bible to Christian teachings and practice, particularly as these have been conveyed in the Lutheran tradition; state the central place of the Gospel in the teaching, life, and witness of the Christian church; respect those with differing religious traditions and experiences while being faithful to personal beliefs and practices.