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Honors Program Learning Outcomes

DePaul is committed to ensuring educational excellence in each of our academic programs.  Articulating learning outcomes for each of our academic programs is an important first step in our ongoing assessment and improvement cycle.  By having well-defined learning outcomes as a guide, our programs are positioned to implement and assess quality educational experiences.  These outcomes are also mapped to institutional learning goals, further strengthening the connection to overall student learning at DePaul University.

Learning Outcomes 

Students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge creatively to solve problems and explain issues, demonstrating complex intellectual and creative skills. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world.
  • Reason with formal representations and draw conclusions from those representations.
  • Analyze a variety of texts, whether spoken, written, or graphic.
  • Demonstrate an intellectual grasp of the diversity of the human experience and the importance of accepting personal responsibility for themselves and others, while identifying opportunities for social transformation.
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to do independent research on complex problems and present their work to faculty and peers.
  • State and support a claim in a significant piece of formal writing.
  • Make connections between and among Honors courses and to explain the value and utility of liberal education.