Goal Compatibility

A course may be approved for more than one goal or learning outcome in the KU Core.  However, some goals or learning outcomes are incompatible with others. During 2012-13, the University Core Curriculum Committee developed the following understandings of such conflicts.

  1. Goal 1, learning outcome 2, seems incompatible with (at a minimum) the learning outcomes of Goals 2, 4, and 5. It is thus unlikely that a unit approved for Goal 1, learning outcome 2, could also fulfill learning outcomes associated with Goals 2, 4, and 5.
  2. Goal 2, learning outcome 1, seems incompatible with (at a minimum) Goal 1, learning outcome 2; Goal 2, learning outcome 2; and Goal 5, learning outcome 2.
  3. Goal 2, learning outcome 2, seems incompatible with (at a minimum) Goal 1, learning outcome 2; Goal 2, learning outcome 1; Goal 4; and Goal 5, learning outcome 2.
  4. Because Goal 3 is one of the General Education goals (first three goals), it seems incompatible with (at a minimum) Goal 6, one of the Advanced Education goals (last three goals).
  5. Goal 4, learning outcome 1, seems incompatible with (at a minimum) Goal 1, learning outcome 2; and Goal 4, learning outcome 2.
  6. Goal 4, learning outcome 2, seems incompatible with (at a minimum) Goal 1, learning outcome 2; and Goal 4, learning outcome 1.
  7. Goal 5, learning outcome 1, seems incompatible with (at a minimum) Goal 1, learning outcome 2; and Goal 5, learning outcome 2.
  8. Goal 5, learning outcome 2, seems incompatible with (at a minimum) Goal 1, learning outcome 2; Goal 2, learning outcome 1; Goal 2, learning outcome 2; Goal 3; and Goal 5, learning outcome 1.
  9. Because Goal 6 is one of the Advanced Education goals (last three goals), it seems incompatible with (at a minimum) Goal 3 of the General Education goals (first three goals).

Table of Incompatibles

  1:1 1:2 2:1 2:2 3 4:1 4:2 5:1 5:2 6:1 6:2
1:1                      
1:2     X X   X X X X    
2:1   X   X         X    
2:2   X X           X    
3                 X X X
4:1   X         X        
4:2   X       X          
5:1   X             X    
5:2   X X X X     X      
6:1         X            
6:2         X            

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