Common Studies Objectives
Students will transmit information effectively in written or spoken form.
Students will solve problems through an analysis of quantitative relationships.
- Critical Thinking
Students will use the principles of logic to develop analytical and reasoning skills.
Students will analyze texts (broadly defined) in order to identify central themes
and interpret underlying meaning.
- Ethical Reasoning
Students will consider ethical problems in terms of competing interests, historical
and cultural roots of conflict, and use various models or theories of ethical reasoning
to resolve moral dilemmas.
- Historical Perspective
Students will think historically, meaning that they will understand both how the
present is shaped by the past and how the past informs our understanding of the present.
- Fine Arts: Creative and Aesthetic Sensibility
Students will examine the products of human creativity in such endeavors as painting,
sculpture, theatre, and music.
- Natural Science
Students will understand the natural world through systematic observation, by analyzing
data, and by forming, testing and revising hypotheses.
- Social Sciences
Students will study the behavior of people and employ the principles of science to
explain both group and individual behavior.
Students will analyze the traditions and values of a variety of cultures.