2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education Learning Outcomes

Edmonds College offers multiple opportunities to integrate knowledge and skills throughout its degrees and certificates. The college emphasizes this integration through its General Education Learning Outcomes:

  • Communication SkillsCommunicate and interact effectively through a variety of methods appropriate to audience, context, purpose, and field/discipline.
  • Quantitative Analysis/Symbolic Reasoning Skills: Reason clearly using academic or professional modes of inquiry, quantitative or symbolic reasoning, and/or other discipline-specific methods; identify information needs; process, evaluate, and use information; and recognize, analyze, and solve problems.
  • Cultural Diversity Skills: Explore and apply multiple perspectives in order to examine cultural differences and influences; maintain effective professional/working relationships; and/or interact effectively in multicultural settings.

Additionally, students in professional-technical programs will have opportunities to gain skills in:

  • Human Relations SkillsAct responsibly in applying professional and academic standards associated with success in educational, workplace, community, and group settings.

Students who earn any of our two-year degrees or certificates of 45 or more credits have opportunities to develop and apply these General Education Learning Outcomes, along with discipline-specific Program-Level Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and Course-Level Learning Objectives (CLOs). For more information about the college’s PLOs and CLOs, please refer to this page .

The General Education component centers on identifiable and assessable student learning outcomes that support the college’s educational mission in multiple ways:

  • encouraging students to develop knowledge, habits, and skills for lifelong learning, productive work, and citizenship;

  • preparing transfer students with foundational knowledge and skills that will help them develop breadth and depth in the humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, social sciences, cultural-diversity inquiry, and/or discipline-specific studies; and

  • preparing professional-technical students with a recognizable core of related instruction and program-aligned learning outcomes in communication, quantitative reasoning/computation, and human relations.