General Education is that part of the total educational program, as distinguished from vocational or occupational education, which seeks primarily to develop student skills, knowledge, attitudes, and values to provide for effective personal and family living and responsible citizenship in a democratic society. Upon successful completion of certain General Education and technical courses, the student will have acquired the skills and abilities described in the General Education Student Learning Outcomes listed below. A more comprehensive list of General Education outcomes may be found in specific course syllabi. The General Education Student Learning Outcomes for all certificate and degree programs (AA, AS and AAS) at Wallace Community College Selma are:
Student General Education Learning Outcome I – Critical Thinking:
Students will demonstrate the ability to think critically and effectively by identifying the risk associated with making and implementing decisions.
Student General Education Learning Outcome II – Communicate Effectively:
Students will demonstrate oral and written communication that is characterized by clarity, critical analysis, logic, coherence, persuasion, and rhetorical awareness.
Student General Education Learning Outcome III – Ethical Reasoning:
Students will be able to recognize ethical issues and behaviors and contribute ethically to the personal, professional and social context in which they live.
Student General Education Learning Outcome IV – Computer Literacy:
Students will demonstrate the basic computer skills necessary to function effectively in a technological society.
Student General Education Learning Outcome V – Diversity:
Students will be able to express ideas, identify behaviors, and actualize practices that promote social justice and equity. Students will be able to articulate ideas and exhibit behaviors that cultivate teamwork, critical thought, and communication to function in a diverse workforce and global community.