North Shore Community College is committed to providing each student with challenging and meaningful opportunities to grow and learn. To this end, we have developed a set of essential learning outcomes designed to encourage students to think critically, to grow academically and to engage culturally, for their own benefit and for the benefit of our society. Embedded in courses across the curriculum, these outcomes enhance curricula and reinforce the mastery of proficiencies that will serve our students well in future endeavors.

The design of these outcomes is intended to reflect the importance of critical thinking, not as a single outcome but as a theme, which is inherent in all of the other outcomes.


Critical Thinking and Information Literacy 
NSCC liberal arts graduates will be able to demonstrate analytical reasoning and interpret evidence by identifying, locating, evaluating, and synthesizing information as well as effectively use evidence from various print and electronic sources across disciplines to support a claim. 

NSCC liberal arts graduates will be able to read, write, listen and speak effectively, using multiple modes of communication. 

Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning 
NSCC liberal arts graduates will be able to use the scientific reasoning process, quantitative and qualitative reasoning, and data to solve problems. 

Intercultural Competency 
NSCC liberal arts graduates will be able to identify their own cultural norms within a framework of other cultural perspectives. Graduates will be able to articulate their individual, social and civic responsibilities as members of a global community. 

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