NOVA 2008-2009 College Catalog
GENERAL INFORMATION -- General Education Goals
The College has established goals for each degree program to enhance your learning experiences beyond the major area of study. The following are the College's general education goals:
Students will demonstrate the ability to interact with others, resulting in understanding and being understood.
Students will demonstrate the ability to evaluate evidence carefully and apply reasoning to decide what to believe and how to act.
Cultural and Social Understanding
Students will demonstrate an awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the interconnectedness of the social and cultural dimensions within and across local, regional, state, national, and global communities.
Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize when information is needed and will have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use if effectively.
Students will demonstrate the ability to develop and/or refine personal wellness goals.
Students will demonstrate the ability to develop and/or enhance the knowledge, skills, and understanding to make informed academic, social, personal, career, and interpersonal decisions.
Students will demonstrate the ability to use numerical, geometric, and measurement data and concepts, mathematical skills, and principles of mathematical reasoning to draw logical conclusions and to make well-reasoned decisions and possess the skills and knowledge necessary to apply the use of logic, numbers, and mathematics to deal effectively with common problems and issues.
Students will demonstrate the ability to adhere to a self-correcting system of inquiry (the scientific method) and rely on empirical evidence to describe, understand, predict, and control natural phenomena.