Undergraduate Programs

Student Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in the School of Liberal Arts (SLA) includes at least two components: General Education courses (required and elected) and courses in a declared major (required and elected). Both components reflect IUPUI's Principles of Undergraduate Learning (http://academicaffairs.iupui.edu/plans/pul/). Detailed articulation of Student Learning Outcomes, including their assessment, for individual degrees and certificates are part of the SLA's department and program websites (http://liberalarts.iupui.edu/). Students completing the Bachelor of Arts degree program will:

  • Know
  • about their place and time in society and culture from a variety of perspectives (such as anthropology, economics, history, philosophy, political science, religious studies, sociology, and science), and through having a second language.
  • Understand
  • appreciate, and respect the variety and complexity of other societies and cultures—across time and place—as the basis for successful interaction in the global context of the 21st century.
  • Be able to
  • find, analyze, evaluate, summarize, and apply information, drawing effectively on a variety of information sources and tools;
  • pose general as well as particular questions and propose creative solutions to those problems in different contexts—working independently and as members of teams;
  • communicate effectively in English to peers and professionals making effective use of a variety of communication modes, methods, and technologies, and have functional competency in one other language; and
  • exercise ethically sound judgment in personal and professional situations and demonstrate responsible behavior as leaders as well as being able to work effectively in group or team projects.