Roadrunner Learning Outcomes

The UTSA General Education (Core) Curriculum provides learning inside and outside of the classroom that builds upon students’ previous experience. Students will have the opportunity to develop marketable and transferrable skills, outlined below, through the core curriculum learning objectives.

Critical Thinking

creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information

  • Articulate in writing research questions, a thesis, or a hypothesis
  • Use appropriate evidence to justify a position or conclusion

Communication Skills

effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication

  • Articulates information clearly and fluently to audience(s) orally, visually, and in writing
  • Organizes information clearly and consistently orally, visually, and in writing
  • Synthesizes credible and relevant information orally, visually, and in writing

Empirical and Quantitative Skills

to include the manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions

  • Defines a problem/topic with proper data collection and/or observable facts
  • Analyzes and processes numerical data and/or observable facts to generate results
  • Interprets results and draws informed conclusions


the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal

  • Work together effectively toward a shared purpose relevant to the course or discipline
  • Apply professional and interpersonal skills by working effectively with others from diverse disciplines and backgrounds

Social Responsibility

intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities

  • Communicate the ability to address diverse cultural customs
  • Articulate the understanding of self as a participant in society with avenues available to work with others toward public purposes
  • Articulate issues (e.g., social, political, economic, etc.) spanning multiple communities (e.g., local, regional, national, international)

Personal Responsibility

to include the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making

Given an ethical dilemma, students will:

  • Recognize ethical issues within a given situation
  • Identify two ethical perspectives of a situation and analyze the implications of those perspectives
  • Make an ethical decision and justify it