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ࡱ> EGDY *bjbj 5C\\!%66666JJJ8$<J"IKKKKKK$x"Xo6{{{o66{66I{I`8pF.50"+z""6lqhT-Noo${{{{"> :  The Self-Designed Major CALS Core Competency Checklist May 2010 Note: to graduate, all students must earn a minimum of 120 credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0. Enrolling for 15 credits/4 years (8 semesters) equals 120 credits. SELF-DESIGNED -CALS CORE CURRICULUM 1. Knowledge: Students develop a fundamental base of knowledge that will serve as a foundation for lifelong learning. (Required Course Credits = 18) A. Sciences: (Students use the scientific method to understand the natural world and the human condition.) 1. Physical and Life Sciences: Competency may be met by the satisfactory completion of two courses. Physical and Life Science Requirement, 2 courses (6 credits): _______________________________ ________________________________ 2. Social Sciences: Competency may be met by the satisfactory completion of two courses in such subjects as: anthropology community development, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, public policy, and sociology. Social Science Requirement, 2 courses (6 credits): _______________________________ ________________________________ B. Humanities and Fine Arts: (Students develop an understanding and appreciation for the creative process and human thought.) Competency may be met by the satisfactory completion of two courses in such subjects as art, classics, history, literature, music, philosophy, religion, language, and theater. Humanities and Fine Arts Requirement, 2 courses (6 credits): _______________________________ ________________________________ 2. Skills: Students develop abilities and use tools to effectively communicate, analyze, problem solve, think critically and work with others. (Required Course Credits = 15+) A. Communication Skills: (Students express themselves in a way that is easily understood at a level that is appropriate for the audience.) 1. Oral: (Students show confidence and efficacy in speaking before a group.) Competency may be met by the satisfactory completion of CALS 001, CALS 183 (or equivalent) where the primary focus is public speaking and additional course or series of courses in which students present a minimum of three graded speeches, in total, to a group. Oral Communications Requirement, 1 course plus 3 graded presentations: Course: CALS 001, CALS 183, or SPCH 11 (3 credits): ____________________________ Courses with graded presentations: _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ 2. Written: (Students effectively communicate in writing.) Competency may be met by the satisfactory completion of any English writing course and additional course or series of courses that uses the writing process (redrafting) for a minimum of three graded papers in total. Written Communications Requirement, 1 course plus 3 redrafted papers: Course: ENG 1, ENG 50 (3 credits): ____________________________________ Courses with redrafted papers: _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ B. Information Technology: (Students demonstrate mastery of technology for communication, data gathering and manipulation, and information analysis.) Competency may be met by the satisfactory completion of CALS 002, CALS 85 (or equivalent) and an additional course or series of courses that uses computers for a minimum of two or more applications in total. Information Technology (IT) Requirement, 1 course in IT: CALS 85 or equivalent (3 credits) ______________________________________ C. Quantitative Skills: (Students demonstrate the ability to understand and use numbers.) 1. Mathematics: (Students demonstrate the use of numbers for problem solving.) Competency may be met by the satisfactory completion of MATH 9 or higher. Mathematics Requirement, 1 course (3 credits): MATH 9 or higher _________________________ 2. Statistics: (Students demonstrate the use of numbers for data analysis and inference.) Competency may be met by the satisfactory completion of STAT 111 or higher or NR 140. Statistics Requirement, 1 course (3-4 credits): STAT 111, 141, 211 or NR 140 _________________________ 3. Quantitative Skill Application: (Students apply mathematics or statistics skills in a course relevant to their major.) Competency may be met by the satisfactory completion of one course that utilizes principles from math or statistics. Quantitative Skill Application Requirement, one course that applies math or statistics: Course utilizing principles from math or statistics: _________________________ D. Critical Thinking Skills: (Students demonstrate reasoning ability to comprehend, and judge and present written/oral arguments and to solve problems. Students learn how to distinguish between fact, conjecture, and intuition.) Competency may be met by the satisfactory completion of any course or series of courses in which students solve problems, and analyze, judge and construct arguments. Critical Thinking Skill Requirement: Completion of one course that fulfills (X) this competency or a series of courses that partially fulfill this competency that when added up equal 3 Ps. _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ E. Interpersonal Skills: (Students demonstrate the ability to work well with other people by understanding and using skills of leadership, conflict resolution, and group process.) Competency may be met by satisfactory completion of any course or series of courses that includes leadership, working in diverse groups, conflict resolution, and group process. Interpersonal Skill Requirement: Completion of one course that fulfills (X) this competency or a series of courses that partially fulfill this competency that when added up equal 3 Ps. _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ 3. Values: Students are exposed to values that are expressed though relationships with community, the environment and themselves that are consistent with the mission of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the University of Vermont campus compact known as Our Common Ground. (Required Course Credits = 4) A. Citizenship & Social Responsibility: (Students develop an understanding, appreciation and empathy for the diversity of human experience and perspectives. Students are exposed to solving problems for a community and contributing to the common good.) Competency may be met by satisfactory completion of EDSS 11 (or equivalent) and one other course or series of courses that exposes students to these values. Citizenship & Social Responsibility Requirement: Two Diversity courses in the D1 and D2 fulfilling the University diversity requirement. For complete listing see UVM Provosts page: http://www.uvm.edu/academics/catalogue2009-10/?Page=allpolicies.php&SM=policymenu.html&policy=Diversity%20Courses D1 course: ______________________________ D2 course: ______________________________ B. Environment Stewardship: (Students develop a sensitivity for the interconnected relationship between human beings and the natural world and the responsibility for stewardship of the environment. Competency may be met by satisfactory completion of two courses that expose students to these values. Environment Stewardship Requirement: Completion of one course that fulfills (X) this competency or two or more courses which partially fulfills this competency that when added up equal 3 Ps. _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ C. Personal Growth: (Students develop an understanding and appreciation of a healthy lifestyle and a love for learning that will lead to continuous growth and development. Students continue to improve the self by developing and affirming the values of respect, integrity, innovation, openness, justice and responsibility.) Competency may be met by satisfactory completion of the fall and spring CALS Foundations course (CALS 001 and 002), two credits of physical education, and one other course or series of courses that expose students to these values. 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