During the Spring 2019 General Education Assemblies for Learning Outcomes, faculty groups began to develop learning outcomes for the Social 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 Social Sciences listed below.
After taking a course in Social Sciences, students will be able to:
- Theory: Describe and explain social science concepts and theories in relation to current events, global challenges, and social issues. (C-SLOs 1 & 2)
- Context: Discover, compare, and contrast how different social groups, institutions, and organizations interact with collective human behavior by considering the relationships of these interactions to class, race, ethnicity, women, gender, culture, identity, community, and/or other values. (C-SLOs 2 & 3)
- Methodology: Develop skills in information seeking and constructing reasoned supported arguments of social science concepts. (C-SLOs 1 & 2)
- Application: Demonstrate self-awareness, social awareness, and cultural understanding by recognizing the different ways in which societies and their sub-groups are organized chronologically, geographically or culturally. (C-SLOs 4 & 5)