General Education

OVERVIEW

At Sampoerna University American College (SUAC), we never stop asking the big questions. What are the big challenges facing young Indonesians today? And how do we best prepare them to compete and succeed in a complex, global world? We are looking for students who share our drive and ambition. At SUAC, bring your passion. Bring your initiative. Bring your big plans for the future. Together, we transform lives and make dreams come true.

General Education Curriculum Components

The General Education core courses provide SU students with an interdisciplinary education framework based on the standard U.S. higher education curriculum and guided by Indonesian educational standards. The General Education subject areas include Communications, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics. SUAC targets six college level competencies, based on the VALUE rubrics developed by the Association of American Colleges & Universities that form the foundation of the general education and core courses. The SUAC graduates will achieve competency in:

CRITICAL THINKING

  • Explain issues/problems
  • Select and use information to investigate issues/problems
  • Analyze and interpret relevant information
  • Evaluate information to determine potential conclusions
  • Generate well-reasoned conclusions

 

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

  • Write clearly and coherently
  • Speak and listen interactively

 

ETHICAL REASONING

  • Recognize ethical issues
  • Understand different ethical perspectives or concepts
  • Apply ethical perspectives or concepts
  • Evaluate different ethical perspectives or concepts

 

GLOBAL LEARNING

  • Develop global self-awareness
  • Demonstrate an understanding of perspective taking
  • Demonstrate an appreciation to cultural diversity
  • Recognize personal and social responsibility
  • Understand global systems
  • Apply knowledge to contemporary global contexts

 

INFORMATION LITERACY

Determine the extent of information needed
Access the needed information
Evaluate information and its sources critically
Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
Access and use information ethically and legally

 

QUANTITATIVE LITERACY

Explain information presented in mathematical forms (e.g., equations, graphs, diagrams, tables, words)
Convert relevant information into various mathematical forms (e.g., equations, graphs, diagrams, tables, words)
Carry out mathematical calculation
Make judgments and draw appropriate conclusions based on the quantitative analysis of data, while recognizing the limits of such analysis.
Make and evaluate important assumptions in estimation, modeling, and data analysis
Express quantitative evidence in support of the argument or purpose of the work (in terms of what evidence is used and how it is formatted, presented, and contextualized)

 

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