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university studies objectives


  1. Research, Inquire, and Integrate – As a result of this course, students will…
    1. develop critical thinking skills and creative capacities with the purpose of solving problems.
    2. develop information literacy skills in researching and evaluating information, ideas, claims, and arguments.
    3. identify and articulate their skills, strengths, knowledge, and experiences and begin to align academic and career interests.
    4. continue their orientation to college life and become acquainted with university resources, organizations, and the structure of Southeast Missouri State University.
  2. Express and Communicate – As a result of this course, students will…
    1. develop written, oral, electronic, and visual expression skills to discover and articulate ideas and viewpoints.
  3. Engage in a Diverse World - – As a result of this course, students will…
    1. examine how their background and experiences impact their values and assumptions and explain the influence these have on their relationship with others.
    2. explore and reflect on their motivation for their participation in and their role within the Southeast Missouri State University academic community.
    3. examine and explain the value of living in a diverse, interconnected, and changing world.
    4. engage in constructive, responsible, and ethical behavior in the classroom, campus, and larger communities.


  1. Students will research and evaluate information, ideas, claims, and arguments using a variety of source types.
  2. Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.
  3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of living in a diverse and changing world.


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General Education
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701