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CNM & SFCC Combined Competencies Suggested for the General Education Core in New Mexico

COMMUNICATION, including

  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Critical reading
  • Information literacy
  • Second language competence

CREATIVE & CRITICAL THINKING, including

  • Problem solving
  • Analysis/synthesis
  • Scientific method
  • Discipline-specific modes of thinking
  • Interdisciplinary connections

INFORMATION & DIGITAL LITERACY, including

  • Research
  • Digital communication
  • Internet
  • Analysis of technology
  • Software
  • Evaluating sources
  • Critical reading
  • Visual literacy (bias, symbolism, graphs)

QUANTITATIVE SKILLS, including

  • Number sense and estimating
  • Data analysis and statistics applied to real-world situations
  • Using math to solve real-world problems
  • Financial applications
  • Basic math, etc.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS, including

  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Professionalism
    • Punctuality
    • Organization
    • Interpersonal skills
  • Lifelong Learning

PERSONAL & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, including

  • Civic knowledge and engagement—local and global
  • Intercultural knowledge and competence
  • Ethical reasoning and action
  • Sustainability
  • Wellness

KNOWLEDGE OF HUMAN CULTURES, including

  • Cultural competence
  • Historical context
  • Intercultural & World Perspectives