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  • Home / Academics / Undergraduate / Core Curriculum / Literacies

    Core Curriculum

    Literacies

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    Literacies

    Learn, grow and cultivate these essential abilities as as educated person.

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    The five literacies support the Core Curriculum's learning outcomes to delineate the skills and dispositions expected of every Ursuline College graduate.

    • Information Literacy is the ability to access, evaluate, apply, integrate, communicate, and transfer information appropriate to a specific social or disciplinary context. This includes using current, available technology to retrieve, interpret, and present information.

    • Qualitative Literacy is the ability to interpret, identify characteristics, and detect and distinguish among patterns in experience within and across social, historical, religious, and philosophical contexts.

    • Quantitative Literacy is the ability to interact with, interpret, and manipulate patterns, numbers, and data in order to draw logical inferences and develop applications.

    • Scientific Literacy is the ability to design questions, collect and study evidence, and objectively evaluate and apply findings to reassess previous knowledge and assumptions about the natural world.

    • Aesthetic/Artistic/Creative Literacy is the ability to identify and participate in, as well as acknowledge and respond to the technical, emotional, and spiritual qualities of creative human expression.