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Learning Outcomes

General Education: You have breadth of knowledge: You can use concepts and methods from across the liberal arts to interpret experience, make meaning, and act in the world. The liberal arts include art, literature, history, math, and social, behavioral, natural, and physical sciences.
  • Civics | Uses concepts and methods of civic engagement to interpret experience, make meaning, and act in the world
    • Power & Difference - Can identify, analyze, and transform structures and systems of privilege, power, and difference
    • Global Citizenship - Can describe and analyze the interconnected world and respond with cultural agility
    • Civic Engagement - Can use democratic skills for community change
  • Arts & Humanities | Uses concepts and methods of the arts and humanities to interpret experience, make meaning, and act in the world
    • Written Communication - Can manage a writing process to use writing for learning and communication
    • Creative Expression - Can produce a creative work, assess it, and reflect upon the creative process
    • Interpreting Literature, Art, or Philosophy - Can apply literary, art, or philosophical concepts and methods to interpret works of literature, art, or philosophy
    • Historical Reasoning - Can describe and analyze change in human communities, societies, institutions, or organizations over time
  • Science & Math | Uses concepts and methods from the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) to interpret experience, make meaning, and act in the world
    • Using Science or Technology - Can use physical, natural or computer science, engineering, or technology to interpret experience, make meaning, and act in the world
    • Scientific Reasoning & Experimental Method - Can use scientific and empirical reasoning to evaluate truth claims and construct knowledge
    • Quantitative Reasoning - Can use quantitative reasoning to understand natural or social phenomena and to inform decision making
  • Social & Behavioral Science | Uses concepts and methods of the social and behavioral sciences to interpret experience, make meaning, and act in the world
    • Individual and/or Group Dynamics - Can use concepts and methods of the social and behavioral sciences to anticipate, interpret, and/or respond to individual and/or group dynamics
    • Research Methods - Can engage in evidence-based inquiry using quantitative and/or qualitative research methods
  • Integrated & Applied Learning | Integrates and applies knowledge from lived experience and formal education to develop CU Core Project and enhance personal and professional capacities
    • WWL A - Can identify personal and professional goals and plan a CU Core project based upon assessment of current and required knowledge, skills, and abilities
    • WWL Z - Can assess, articulate, and reflect upon development of Big 10 competencies over time and across contexts
Major: You have depth of knowledge: You can use concepts and methods from the study of leadership, organizations, and change to develop yourself and others, to lead change, and to transform organizations and communities.
  • OLC 215, Introduction to Organizational Leadership & Change | Identifies core strengths, approaches to change, and research questions and plan for participatory action research project
  • OLC 220, Learning from Experience | Identifies, documents, and evaluates learning from life experiences
  • AAH 330 Writing for Change | Uses research, rhetorical, and revision strategies to compose writing that proposes and argues for change
  • OLC 355, Reframing Failure | Plans for, analyzes and learns from failure
  • SBS 208 Research Justice | Can evaluate and choose methodologies for the construction of knowledge based on their emancipatory potential, while centering social action, reflection, and application
  • OLC400, Capstone | Reflects upon learning, assesses personal and professional growth, and plans for future learning and development
  • Organizational Studies | Uses concepts and methods of organizational studies to interpret experience, make meaning, and act in the world
  • Leadership Studies | Uses concepts and methods of leadership studies to interpret experience, make meaning, and act in the world
  • Change Studies | Uses concepts and methods of change studies to interpret experience, make meaning, and act in the world
  • Anything related to project including WWL B-Y | Uses concepts and methods to develop project
Big 10: The Big 10 Leadership and Change competencies define the skills and capacities necessary for today’s leaders and change agents. You develop these across your learning experiences at College Unbound.
  1. Accountability
  2. Advocacy for Self & Others
  3. Collaboration
  4. Communication
  5. Creativity
  6. Critical Thinking
  7. Intercultural Engagement
  8. Problem Solving
  9. Reflection
  10. Resilience
Free electives: Free electives allow you to pursue current or discover new interests.
For degree requirements prior to Fall 2021, please see that year’s Academic Catalog.