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Classical Studies: Skills, Abilities and Knowledge
- Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate.
- Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
- Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
- Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
- Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
- Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
- Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
- Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
- Group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
- Theories and principals about different philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.
- Historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
- Communication and information dissemination techniques and methods
- Leadership and coordination of people and resources
- Esthetics, cultural trends and history of ideas
1 Excerpted from O*Net OnLine, US Department of Labor by the National Center for O*Net Development