Course Outcomes

Welcome to the First Year Experience

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • CLO 1. Think critically about questions to yield meaning and value

    • 1.1 Apply and demonstrate the intellectual standards and elements of reasoning in the context of their personal and academic lives by demonstrating intellectual rigor and problem-solving skills by analyzing and evaluating information, generating ideas, and resolving issues.

    • 1.2 Utilize self-assessments to identify academic pathways and develop strategies that will lead to achievable career progression goals.

    • 1.3 Develop and apply learning skills and strategies including goal setting, studying, information retention, note taking, and time management.

  • CLO 2. Communicate clearly in a variety of modes and media

    • 2.1 Engage in collaborative learning strategies and reflect on their relationship to academic, career, and social development. 

    • 2.2 Develop strategies for effective written and verbal communication, use of technology, listening, reading, critical thinking and reasoning.

  • CLO 3. Engage meanings of active citizenship in one’s community, nation, and the world

    • 3.1 Enhance awareness of a larger diverse community and explore how background experiences impact values and assumptions.

    • 3.2 Demonstrate independence and self-efficacy through effective personal management, use of college resources and the development of positive relationships with peers, staff and faculty.

  • CLO 4. Investigate and engage in the transdisciplinary applications of research, learning, and knowledge 

    • 4.1 Reflect on General Education requirements at Florida SouthWestern State College and articulate their application to academic and career goals.

  • CLO 5. Evaluate and utilize mathematical principles, technology, scientific and quantitative data

    • 5.1 Develop financial literacy and create a financial action plan through identifying financial needs, budgeting, goal setting and knowledge of college financial aid resources.

Note: Above are institutionally mandated outcomes found in the course syllabus.