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Delta College General Education Themes

Theme 1: Information Processing – Students develop literacy skills to gather, process, and apply and present information.

These overlapping skill areas support to the ability to process information.

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Information Literacy
  • Arts Literacy
  • Technology Literacy
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Critical Thinking Skills

Theme 2: Value Based Behaviors – Students reflect on their values in the context of relevant information to make informed decisions about their behaviors.

These overlapping skill areas support the ability to develop and choose value based behaviors.

  • Personal Wellness
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Civic Engagement
  • Global Awareness
  • Diversity Awareness
  • Critical Thinking Skills

Theme 3: Critical Thinking Skills – Students articulate an appropriate set of standards for their thoughts and performance in order to innovate, create, identify and solve problems.

Critical thinking skills are a pervasive component of the learning culture at Delta. As each skill area is developed, critical thinking skills appropriate to that skill area are also developed.


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