Academic studies at North Georgia will lead to earning a degree within a specific discipline, determined by the major you choose. In the process, students will learn ways of knowing and ways of being, called learning outcomes. These learning outcomes will be integrated into academic work in both the core curriculum and major programs, and they will be integrated within the wide array of co-curricular activities offered by North Georgia.
The faculty and staff at North Georgia believe the following learning outcomes should characterize our graduates:
- The student will communicate effectively using multiple literacies and forms of expression. Over the course of learning experiences at North Georgia, these skills will be gained through activities involving writing, speaking, multi-media, technology, and cross-cultural dialogue.
- The student will demonstrate analytic, contextual, and holistic thinking. Activities requiring the use of argument, quantitative reasoning, diverse viewpoints, problem solving, and research will help develop these skills.
- The student will engage in integrative learning. Instructors and advisors will guide students in learning how to make connections across courses, disciplines, and co-curricular activities and to make connections between liberal arts and professional fields, through activities such as experiential and academic learning, advanced integrative projects, and culminating work.
- The student will reflect critically and take informed action individually as a citizen. Through course work and co-curricular activities students will learn to analyze issues, to consider their own role and the role of competing values in these issues, and to contextualize them within real-life perspectives.
- The student will analyze ethical interactions in local and global communities. Learning experiences at North Georgia will involve examining a student's own values and bases for choice, considering questions in their chosen field, and participating in group decision-making. These experiences will shape the student's ideas about the role of civic values in a diverse democracy.