Geology Essential Learning Outcomes (ELOs)
Stockton University’s 10 Essential Learning Outcomes (ELOs)
combine Stockton’s flexible and Stockton's ELO logo distinctive liberal arts education with real-world, practical skills. They guide all Stockton University students from first-year through graduation to the intellectual and marketable talents needed to prepare for personal and professional success in the 21st century. As a set of values shared by everyone in the campus community, students encounter opportunities to develop ELOs in all Stockton majors, career preparation, professional experiences both on and off-campus, and academic as well as social activities.
- Produce scientific communications such as oral presentations, posters and technical papers that are suitable for presentation at scientific forums.
Creativity & Innovation
- Connect varied geologic concepts and apply them to the complicated real-world environment out in field studies
- Create new scientific knowledge within the geosciences during independent research study projects.
- Be skilled at analyzing data, making interpretations, and drawing meaningful conclusions, even if those conclusions are contrary to initial expectations.
- Develop the reasoning abilities to construct valid scientific arguments.
- Demonstrate sound problem-solving skills applied to both qualitative and quantitative scenarios.
Information Literacy and Research Skills
- Be able to discover, obtain, and evaluate scientific information from different sources.
- Understand how to properly assign credit to academic sources.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the continuum of geologic skills from basic knowledge to advance synthesis and evaluation of concepts in geology, including fundamental theories, methods and multidisciplinary applications.
- Apply mathematical expertise to analyze and solve geological problems.