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Student Learning Outcomes or Learning Goals

Geology Department, Carleton College


List of goals, skills and experiences for the Carleton geology major:

(The following categories and bullet points emerged from a department retreat in March 2007. They are informal and the list is certainly not exhaustive, but they do represent a department consensus).

Students should be able to:
1. Think like a Scientist

2. Communicate effectively in a variety of ways, such as 3. Locate and evaluate information 4. Measure, collect and interpret data 5. Reason and visualize three-dimensionally, e.g. with stereonets
6. Tackle complex problems
7. Learn the limits of knowledge
8. Work with others in groups, e.g. -

9. Have an array of field experiences 10. Do research and carry out projects on a variety of scales

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