General Education

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General Education Student Learning Outcomes

San Francisco Bay University has adopted Institutional Learning Outcomes that represent our degrees and general education outcomes. These are supported through each of our major areas of study, general education courses, and through our administrative and educational support programs.

SFBU graduates are expected to demonstrate the following institutional student learning outcomes:

  1. Written Communication - Write sustained, coherent arguments or explanations.
  2. Oral Communication - Utilize effective oral communication strategies.
  3. Quantitative Reasoning - Utilize mathematical concepts and methods to analyze, and explain issues in quantitative terms.
  4. Information Literacy -  Identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share information in support of academic, personal, and professional needs.
  5. Critical Thinking - Explore and analyze issues, ideas, artifacts, and/or events to formalize an opinion or conclusion.
  6. Specialized Knowledge - Achieve knowledge and skill required in a specialized field of study appropriate to the degree level.

Examples of courses that fall under each area of general education are as follows:

  1. English and Communications: Expository Writing, Critical Thinking, Public Speaking, Small Group Communication, Intercultural Communication, American Literature.
  2. Humanities: Philosophy, Art/Music Appreciation, Principle of Ethics.
  3. Mathematics and Natural Sciences: Calculus, Linear Algebra, Probability & Statistics, Physical Sciences, Physics.
  4. Social Sciences: American Experience, American/California History, Emotional Intelligence, Health Psychology, Multiculturalism, Public Administration, Sociology.