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UCORE committee approves revised student learning outcomes

May 4, 2022.

The UCORE Committee is pleased to announce the completion of a two-year long course designator student learning outcomes revision project. Begun in Spring 2020, revisions represent a needed review and refresh, after 10 ten years, of UCORE’s learning outcomes across nearly all course designators.

These revised student learning outcomes at the UCORE level will continue to advance WSU’s Seven Learning Goals of the Baccalaureate, which all other undergraduate programs also support.

For more context and for access to the revised outcomes, click here.

All relevant areas of the UCORE website, including downloadable learning outcomes grids, will be updated in May 2022 to reflect these revisions.

The UCORE committee asks that faculty begin to integrate revised outcomes into course materials in Fall 2022, with a firm implementation expectation by Spring 2023.

All new course proposals and course renewals submitted beginning Fall 2022 should demonstrate alignment with the relevant revised designator student learning outcomes.

Please address any questions or comments to Clif Stratton, UCORE Director, at



New Courses Approved Ahead of Fall 2022

With Spring 2022 semester soon drawing to a close, UCORE is excited to announce the onboarding of 12 new UCORE courses across 6 different UCORE designations. I want to genuinely thank the units and faculty that have proposed and will offer these courses as general education options beginning in Fall 2022. Students and advisors will find these in the WSU catalog shortly, if not already.

  • BIOLOGY 105 – General Biology Lab [BSCI] – Lisa Carloye and Michael Jorgenson, School of Biological Sciences
  • DTC 202 – Internet Revolutions [COMM] – Jacob Riddle, Digital Technology and Culture Program
  • ENGLISH 252 – Introduction to Creative Writing & Creative Writing Pedagogy [ARTS] – Jeff Jones, English
  • FS 202 – Science on your Plate Lab [BSCI], Minto Michael, Department of Food Science
  • HISTORY 350 – European Women’s History [HUM], Sue Peabody, Department of History
  • HUMANITIES 280 – Quests and Callings [ARTS], Leann Hunter, Department of English
  • MUS 267 – Black American Music: Root to Fruit [DIVR], Darryl Singleton, School of Music
  • MUS 361 – Music and Social Justice [HUM], Darryl Singleton, School of Music
  • MUS 366 – LGBTQ+ Perspectives in Music [DIVR], Chris Dickey, School of Music
  • PHARMEDS 315 – Biomedical Literature: Communicating Science [COMM], Kay Meier and Connie Remsberg, Pharmacy
  • SOE 480 – How to Build a Habitable Planet [CAPS], Jeff Vervoort, School of the Environment
  • SPANISH 452 – Seminar in Spanish Studies – Genres [CAPS], Vilma Navarro-Daniels, School of Languages, Cultures, and Race