During the Spring 2019 General Education Assemblies for Learning Outcomes, faculty groups began to develop learning outcomes for the Behavioral Sciences Requirement. Then, smaller Working Groups digested the information from the Assemblies and created draft learning outcomes which were then made available on this website for campus comments. The comments were taken into consideration by both the General Education Board and the Council for Learning Outcomes Assessment, resulting in the revised draft learning outcomes for Behavioral Sciences listed below.
After taking a course in Behavioral Sciences, students will be able to:
- Foundations: Discuss, differentiate, and explore competing behavioral science theories and perspectives. (C-SLO 1)
- Inquiry: Learn and experience the distinct methodologies involved in behavioral science, including empirical research, data collection, and data management.
- Context: Identify how cultural, environmental, and biological factors interact to influence various processes and outcomes in humans and non-human animals, such as cognition, emotion, development, and behavior. (C-SLO 5)
- Application: Understand behavioral science concepts in order to explain and evaluate real-world events/contexts and to apply this acquired knowledge in their respective fields. (C-SLOs 1 & 2)
- Application: Demonstrate basic skills and knowledge of ethical principles of behavioral sciences such as maintaining confidentiality, citing credible sources, and conducting oneself professionally. (C-SLO 1)