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Student Learning Outcomes

Mission of the Global Citizenship Program

The mission of the Global Citizenship Program is to ensure that every undergraduate student emerges from Webster University with the core competencies required for responsible global citizenship in the 21st century. Those competencies are reflected in the learning outcomes for the program.

Global Citizenship Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of human cultures and the sources of meaning (Roots of Cultures).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of human cultures and how people and their cultures and institutions work (Social Systems and Human Behavior).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the physical and natural world (Physical and Natural World).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cultures foreign to them, international languages, or the forces that draw people of the world together and forces that push them apart (Global Understanding).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of human artistic expression (Arts Appreciation).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and create arguments supported by quantitative evidence and clearly communicate those arguments in a variety of formats (Quantitative Literacy).
  • Recognize when there is a need for information and identify, locate, evaluate, and responsibly use and share information relevant for the problem at hand.
  • Explore ideas, issues, images, and events comprehensively by analyzing and evaluating assumptions and arguments, constructing well-supported arguments, and developing innovative plans or ideas to solve problems.
  • Assess their own ethical values and, in the social context of problems, apply and evaluate ethical perspectives and concepts.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the complexity of elements important to members of another culture in relation to history, values, politics, communication styles, economy, or beliefs and practices.
  • Communicate ideas, opinions, and information effectively by preparing and delivering purposeful oral presentations designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in listeners' attitudes.
  • Use language effectively to communicate in a variety of written genres.
  • Demonstrate -- through effective use of genre, context and syntax -- understanding of the purpose of their writing and appropriate approach to a particular audience.
  • Make connections between academic learning and life experiences across disciplines and perspectives.
  • Apply knowledge, skills, and responsibilities to new settings and complex problems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work constructively as part of a team by contributing directly, facilitating others' contributions, fostering a constructive climate, and responding well to conflict.