The Ursuline Core Curriculum seeks to develop certain abilities that help students to excel in academics and in life. Seven learning outcomes, supported by five literacies, integrated vertically and horizontally through the core (common courses + distribution courses) and through major requirements, delineate the skills and dispositions expected of every Ursuline College graduate.
- Analyze and Synthesize by examining and distinguishing constituent elements and combining parts or elements into a whole.
- Communicate Effectively by exchanging ideas, thoughts, opinions or feelings among multiple cultural groups, including one’s own, using language, symbols, signs or gestures appropriate for everyday living.
- Demonstrate Intercultural Knowledge by engaging in behavior that encourages effective relationships in both one-to-one and group situations while respecting intercultural and cultural differences.
- Make Decisions Based on Values by discerning what the individual prizes as ethical, socially worthwhile, good, beautiful, and true.
- Cultivate Understanding of Human Expression by integrating individual spiritual, cognitive, and affective responses to experience of the arts.
- Solve Problems by finding solutions to complex questions or situations that present uncertainty or difficulty.
- Take Responsibility for Society by accepting the obligation to act in response to unjust or oppressive social situations.