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Georgia Southwestern State University cultivates excellence in learning and teaching that encourages intellectual, personal, and social growth for students, faculty, staff, and the community. Georgia Southwestern State University is a comprehensive state university within the University System of Georgia that offers a full range of bachelor degree programs, along with selected master’s and specialist degree programs.

Approved by GSW Faculty April 30, 2010

University Learning Outcomes

GSW Graduates have demonstrated general competency in the following areas:

  • Written Communication
  • Quantitative Problem Solving
  • Critical Evaluation of Information
  • Understanding of Cultural Differences
  • Articulating Factual and Conceptual Knowledge of the Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Interpreting Symbolic Representations of Data Relevant to the Physical World
  • Evaluating the Relationship between Observation and Inference in the Natural Sciences
  • Articulating Factual and Conceptual Knowledge Concerning Societal Dynamics
    • Concerning historical and societal dynamics within the US
    • Concerning world-wide historical and societal dynamics
  • Evaluating Problems or Texts
  • Composing Organized, Coherent, and Accurate Responses to Problems or Texts

GSW Graduates have demonstrated advanced competency in at least one area of Specialized Learning (the Major)

GSW Graduates have demonstrated competency appropriate to their area of specialized learning in the following Intellectual Skills:

  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Problem Solving
  • Information Literacy

GSW Graduates are able to apply their Specialized Learning and their Intellectual skills in real world situations

GSW Graduates have demonstrated general competency in the following areas of Global Learning:

  • Identifying, describing and explaining cultural differences
  • Asking questions about other cultures and finding answers to those questions
  • Interacting with people from other cultures

Approved April 2015

Diversity Statement

Georgia Southwestern State University embraces diversity as an integral part of being a caring community of lifelong learners. We are committed to building and maintaining a diverse, accessible, civil and supportive campus. GSW provides an environment and curriculum which affirm pluralism of beliefs and opinions, including diversity of religion, gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, disability, age and socioeconomic class.

The University will implement and adhere to policies and procedures which discourage harassment and other behaviors that infringe upon the freedom and respect that every individual deserves.

Adopted August 10, 2000


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