Jul 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

General Education


General Education 

Indiana Tech’s general education program offers a comprehensive and dynamic curriculum that aims to equip students with essential skills in “How to Communicate,” “How to Analyze,” and “How to Lead.” General education is designed to complement students’ major areas of study and fosters well-rounded development preparing students to succeed in a competitive global landscape.

Indiana Tech general education components are organized through three primary competency areas, each with three descriptive building blocks designed to both offer flexibility and choice and build individual skills and experiences needed for successful professional careers.

General Education Competency Description:

HOW TO COMMUNICATE:
1. Collaborate Communication
2. Written Communication
3. Oral Communication

HOW TO ANALYZE
1. Quantitative Reasoning
2. Qualitative Analysis
3. Data Analytics/Critical Analysis

HOW TO LEAD
1. Lead Self
2. Lead Others
3. Lead Globally

General Education Learning Outcomes


General Education - Key Performance Indicators 

HOW TO COMMUNICATE  

Written Communication -  

1.       Demonstrate effective academic writing as a process, including planning, drafting, revising, and editing. 

2.       Demonstrate effective professional writing skills 

Oral Communication -  

1.       Demonstrate effective oral communication skills, including planning, rehearsing, and delivering a message. 

Collaborative Communication -  

1.       Demonstrate the use of effective group practices 

2.       Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively 

HOW TO ANALYZE  

Quantitative Reasoning -  

1.       Demonstrate ability to solve problems using arithmetic, algebraic, geometric, or analytical methods 

2.       Demonstrate the ability to pose problems, deduce consequences, formulate alternatives and make predictions 

Qualitative Analysis -  

1.       Demonstrate skills required to critically evaluate information and make rational decisions. 

2.       Demonstrate ability to use methods of inquiry to solve real-world problems. 

Data Analytics/Critical Analysis-  

1.       Demonstrate ability to apply computations OR analytical methods to manipulate, organize, summarize, and evaluate information. 

2.       Demonstrate the ability to use quantitative, qualitative, or data analytics information to solve real-world problems. 

HOW TO LEAD 

Lead Self -  

1.       Demonstrate self-awareness and other’s experience awareness 

2.       Demonstrate the use of personal reflection to build a definition of a personal life of significance and worth. 

Lead Others -  

1.       Demonstrate an understanding of effective leadership and leadership styles. 

2.       Demonstrate the use of best-practice leadership in a professional setting. 

Lead Globally -  

1.       Demonstrate increased cultural competence, including cultural awareness, knowledge, and difference. 

2.       Demonstrate an understanding of professional practice differences in ethics, business practices, and communication in a global context. 

General Education Core


***Please note, if courses are duplicated between general education and the major, approved electives increase by the number of credits duplicated.***

How to Communicate


Choose one course (at least 3 credits) from each building block:

Collaborative Communication


Written Communication


Oral Communication


Total Credits Required: 9


How to Analyze


Choose one course (at least 3 credits) from each building block:

Quantitative Reasoning


Qualitative Analysis


Data Analytics and Critical Analysis


Total Credits Required: 9


How to Lead


Choose one course (at least 3 credits) from each building block:

Lead Self


Lead Others


Lead Globally


Total Credits Required: 9


Global Issues Problem Solving Seminar


Total Credits Required: 3


Total Credits Required: 30