|Learning Outcomes||Definition||Course Outcomes|
|Identification||Accurately identifies and interprets evidence.||Dr. Hansen presents evidence in class from both the fossil record and the modern era and directs the inquiry into an initial interpretation.|
|Alternative Consideration||Considers major alternative points of view.||Students are encouraged to present alternative interpretations and to elaborate on the initial interpretations of the evidence.|
|Accurate Conclusions||Draws warranted, judicious, non-fallacious conclusions.||During the course of the class discussion of the evidence, Dr. Hansen guides the discussion to a more reasoned, inclusive hypothesis.|
|Justification||Justifies key results and procedures, and explains assumptions and reasons.||Dr. Hansen elaborates on the difference between evidence and making assumptions based on evidence. He also encourages students not to make assumptions that go beyond the available evidence.|
Source: Adapted from the California Academic Press's Holistic Critical Thinking Scoring Rubric (HCTSR).
Source: Adapted from Western Washington University's Learning Outcomes for Writing II.