Core Concepts

At Cabarrus College, we are committed to helping our students learn to effectively communicate, work collaboratively, think critically, and develop an awareness of contemporary issues pertinent to healthcare. These skills are heavily emphasized in our general education courses and are reinforced throughout the major curriculum. The four core concepts are defined below.


Communication
The College endeavors to enhance students' effective use of the English language and other forms of expression essential to success in college and in the professional work setting by having them
a) read and listen critically,
b) write and speak thoughtfully, clearly, coherently and persuasively, and
c) utilize communication technology effectively.

Collaboration
The College endeavors to enhance the development of students' understanding of self and colleagues by having them
a) examine the theories and processes of social and behavioral sciences to discover, explain, and predict human behavior and social systems, and
b) study the interdependent nature of the individual, family, and society in shaping human behavior.

Critical Thinking
The College endeavors to enhance students' ability to think critically by having them
a) collect, analyze and interpret data from reliable resources for consistency, relevance and accuracy,
b) advance an interaction or response drawn from the investigative process,
c) develop and implement an action, and
d) evaluate the response and outcomes of the action.

Contemporary Issues
The College endeavors to enhance students' understanding of how health sciences studies contribute to the management of problems in the contemporary world. Students are asked to examine the social consequences of scientific and technological discoveries and the ethical issues arising from their use.
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