Goals and Outcomes

As Appalachian State University’s Quality Enhancement Plan, the topic “Global Learning: A World of Opportunities for Appalachian Students” has three goals:

  • Goal 1: Develop globally competent knowledge
  • Goal 2: Cultivate intercultural competencies
  • Goal 3: Foster globally competent citizenship

These goals will be achieved through multiple and varied experiences both at home and abroad throughout a student’s career at Appalachian. Each goal has specific student learning outcomes. Those outcomes are:

Goal 1: Develop globally competent knowledge

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the historical, political, scientific, cultural and/or socioeconomic interconnections between the United States and the rest of the world
  • Describe some of the contested assumptions and intellectual debates across the globe that are relevant to their major
  • Analyze the dynamics of global transactions as applied to a problem important to their field

Goal 2: Cultivate intercultural competencies

Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply knowledge of other cultures and countries
  • Analyze a single issue from multiple perspectives

Goal 3: Foster globally competent citizenship

Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate a sense of global interconnections and interdependencies
  • Identify obligations to people situated both inside and outside their own national borders
  • Describe a social problem requiring collective remedies that transcend national borders
  • Identify some of the ethical and moral questions that underlie a given transaction between countries