Learning Outcomes and Assessment Models for GE & All-University Requirements (GEAR) Courses

GEAR Program Student Learning Objectives
The General Education and All-University Requirements Program at Humboldt State University is designed, in concert with the major, to ensure that all graduates have attained the knowledge, skills, experiences, and perspectives necessary to achieve the HSU Baccalaureate Student Learning Outcomes.
Upon completion of the General Education and All-University Requirements Program, students will be able to:
  • Communicate effectively through oral, written, and quantitative methods.
  • Demonstrate the ability to locate, assess, and employ information relevant to specific discipline, approach, or method.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of United States history and politics.
They will apply these skills to:
  • Critically evaluate information through methods of thoughtful inquiry.
  • Analyze and consider diverse, multicultural, interdisciplinary, and global perspectives.
  • Apply knowledge to principled action and professionalism across disciplines.
  • Evaluate and explain how physiological, psychological, and sociocultural factors influence the continuum of personal and professional development.
The diversity of thought fostered by the General Education and All-University Requirements Program enhances the knowledge and abilities developed within the major program to assure graduates have made noteworthy progress towards becoming truly educated persons.
Area Specific Learning Objectives

Area A – Basic Subjects

Critical Thinking
Oral Communication
Written Communication

Area B – Science

Area C – Arts and Humanities

Area D – Social Science

Area E – Lifelong Learning & Self-Development

Diversity and Common Ground

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to analyze the complexity of diversity through the perspective of differential power and privilege, identity politics, and/or multicultural studies.

American Institutions

Information on Rubrics

Rubric Handout [Word]
Complete Writing Rubric Packet [Word]