University of Hartford Students

Student Learning Outcomes

All students in this degree program complete a 43 credit elective core, 46 credits in an individualized concentration, and a minimum of 31 elective credits. A minimum of 30 credits must be completed at the University of Hartford. While each degree is individualized, all share the following common student learning outcomes:

Written Communication

    Upon completion of the BUS degree, the student will be able to:
  • demonstrate the ability to write work that is responsive to the assigned task and demonstrate initiative in defining task and audience.
  • present and explore sophisticated and complex ideas developed through insightful reasoning and highly relevant supporting details.
  • blend genre and disciplinary conventions in sophisticated ways to structure writing and situate it within the discipline
  • demonstrate purposeful use of sources and evidence to develop writing in sophisticated ways.
  • demonstrate error-free prose that artfully conveys meaning to readers with clarity, fluency, and sophistication.

Critical Thinking

    Upon completion of the BUS degree, the student will be able to:
  • clearly state a problem/issue relevant to a situation.
  • establish a position with evidence that reflects some exploration across disciplines and integrates multiple media modes. Sources are challenged, mostly balanced, and deepen the position taken.
  • qualify the position by considerations of experiences, circumstances, conditions and environment that influence perspectives and implications of those perspectives.
  • formulate a reasonable, clear position or hypothesis, stated or implied, that demonstrates some complexity of thought and acknowledges, refutes, synthesizes, or extends some other perspectives appropriately.
  • form conclusions that are based on a synthesis of evidence from various sources and support inferences about casual consequences with evidence that has been evaluated from disparate viewpoints.

Integrative Learning

    Upon completion of the BUS degree, the student will be able to:
  • show evidence of combining fields of study and one’s own perspective on classroom content as well as life situations to illuminate and deepen one’s analysis, synthesis, or interpretation(s).
  • extend and recombine theories/frameworks using examples and facts to deepen analysis of issues or define/solve problems and take multiple perspectives on a range of issues.
  • adapt familiar frameworks for new issues.
  • demonstrate, within the context of portfolio (or artifacts being reviewed), the clear ability to integrate or synthesize content, medium, and form to skillfully communicate complex learning.
  • articulate, in challenging learning situations, one’s identity as a learner and contributor to a variety of settings which may include academic work, campus, and civic environments.

The next Open House will be held Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 at 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Gray Conference Center.