CORE Outcomes

University Outcomes for All Undergraduates

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

Critical Thinking --  Explain the issues, evaluate evidence, consider the influence of context and assumptions, take a position or postulate a hypothesis, predict implications/consequences, and draw conclusions.

Christian -Lutheran Analyze a biblical text; identify covenantal themes from the text, especially the Gospel and its import for the Christian life; articulate and apply a Lutheran approach to issues of contemporary import; and respect those with differing religious and cultural traditions and experiences while being faithful to one’s own personal beliefs and practices.

Information Literacy -- Determine the extent of information needed, access the needed information, evaluate information and its sources critically, use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose, access and use information ethically and legally.

Oral Communication -- Develop content into a well-organized oral presentation; use culturally 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 -- Effectively use the conventions of Edited Standard Written English, demonstrate clarity, organization, coherence, and logical use of evidence using the style, format, word choice, and citation practice that is appropriate for the given audience.

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

Intercultural-GlobalDemonstrate knowledge, skills, and attitudes that reflect awareness of cultural biases, multiple perspective-taking, and willingness to learn about and interact with cultures other than their own in order to address complex societal and global issues.

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.

Problem-Solving -- Define the problem; identify problem-solving strategies; propose solutions/hypotheses; evaluate potential solutions; evaluate and justify solutions; and implement solutions and evaluate outcomes.