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Marshall University Core Domains of Critical Thinking
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Marshall University is committed to providing students with opportunities to become reflective critical, creative, and ethical thinkers who possess the knowledge and skills to be successful in global society of the 21st Century. All students who complete a baccalaureate degree at Marshall University should be able to demonstrate the following competencies.

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Domains of Critical Thinking Learning Outcomes
Communication Fluency Students will develop cohesive oral, written, and visual communications tailored to specific audiences.
Creative Thinking Students will outline multiple divergent solutions to a problem, develop and explore risky or controversial ideas, and synthesize ideas/expertise to generate ideas.
Ethical and Civic Thinking Students will determine the origins of core beliefs and ethical principles, evaluate the ethical basis of professional rules and standards of conducts, evaluate how academic theories and public policy inform one another to support civic well-being, and analyze complex ethical problems to address competing interests.
Information Literacy Students will revise their search strategies to find appropriate research tools, integrate relevant information from reliable sources, question and evaluate the complexity of the information environment, and use information in an ethical manner.
Inquiry Based Thinking Students will formulate focused questions and hypotheses, evaluate existing knowledge, collect and analyze data, and draw justifiable conclusions.
Integrative Thinking Students will make connections and transfer skills and learning among varied disciplines, domains of thinking, experiences, and situations.
Intercultural Thinking Students will evaluate generalizations about cultural groups, analyze how cultural groups might affect communication across cultures, evaluate how specific approaches to global issues will affect multiple cultural communities or political institutions, and untangle competing economic, religious, social, political, or geographical interests of cultural groups in conflict.
Metacognitive Thinking Students will evaluate the effectiveness of their project plan or strategy to determine the degree of their improvement in knowledge and skills.
Quantitative Thinking Students will analyze real-world problems quantitatively, formulate plausible estimates, assess the validity of visual representations of quantitative information, and differentiate valid from questionable statistical conclusions.