Program Learning Objectives

Creative Arts BA Student Learning Objectives

  1. Perform interdisciplinary analysis of various forms of creative arts, attending to connections and commonalities as well as differences, in both written and oral formats.
  2. Identify and articulate various and sometimes contested functions and purposes of the creative arts.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to develop and use practice-based methodologies in research projects.
  4. Identify, select, use and cite information sources appropriately. 
  5. Create class projects that demonstrate innovative thinking.
  6. Collaborate effectively with other students in the completion of team projects.

 

Creative Arts Teacher Prep BA Student Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate the ability to frame questions and pursue answers to aesthetic, social, cultural and  global issues in education using interdisciplinary methods
  2. Demonstrate the ability to describe and compare the roles, impacts and ethical implications of ideas, texts, social movements, contemporary situations, and creations of the human imagination
  3. Demonstrate skill in written and verbal communication, including argumentation.
  4. Identify, select, use and cite information sources appropriately
  5. Demonstrate understanding of how to engage and support all K-8 students in learning
  6. Demonstrate understanding of how to create and maintain effective learning environments for K-8 students
  7. Demonstrate understanding of how to plan instruction and assess student learning
  8. Demonstrate content and pedagogical knowledge in subjects taught in K-8 schools with a focus  on the arts

 

Humanities BA Program Student Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate the ability to frame questions and pursue answers to aesthetic, social, cultural and global problems using interdisciplinary methods
  2. Demonstrate the ability to describe and compare the roles, impacts and ethical implications of ideas, texts, social movements, contemporary situations, and creations of the human imagination.
  3. Demonstrate skill in written and verbal communication, including argumentation.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to identify, select, use, and cite information sources appropriately. 

Additional SLO: American, Asian, European, and Middle East Studies Concentrations:

  1. Explain how current events and contemporary issues are understood with knowledge of the historical and cultural background of a particular world area (e.g., America, East Asia, Europe, or the Middle East), including processes of cultural formation, historical development, and social change.

Additional SLOs: Religious Studies Concentration

  1. Demonstrate a high level of religious literacy, including the ability to articulate etic and emic perspectives for specific religions, and a functional understanding of at least five major world religious systems (e.g. Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Sikhism, Jainism, a specific geographic set of indigenous religions [African, Australian, North American, South American, Pacific Islander, North Asian, pre-Christian European], Wicca, Afro-Caribbean religions)
  2. Function adroitly within the interdisciplinary nature of comparative religious studies. Describe how religion, as a phenomenon, can be analyzed historically, philosophically, psychologically, sociologically, geographically, and artistically, as well as theologically. Demonstrate ability to write and speak about religions in a scholarly, civil, and respectful manner, using the academic discourses that have evolved for this purpose. Foster civil discourse about religion by encountering and engaging community members, faculty, and students who hold diverse views within and about religious traditions.

 

Liberal Studies Teacher Prep BA Student Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate the ability to frame questions and pursue answers to aesthetic, social, cultural and global problems using interdisciplinary methods.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to describe and compare the roles, impacts and ethical implications of ideas, texts, social movements, contemporary situations, and creations of the human imagination
  3. Demonstrate skill in written and verbal communication, including argumentation.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to identify, select, use and cite information sources appropriately
  5. Demonstrate foundational knowledge in subjects taught in K-8 schools.
  6. Demonstrate understanding of how to engage and support learning for all K-8 students by creating lesson plans that use a variety of instructional strategies, resources and technologies to meet students' diverse learning needs.
  7. Demonstrate understanding of how to create and maintain effective learning environments through reflection and through the development of lesson that promote student learning, reflect diversity and encourage constructive interactions among students.
  8. Demonstrate understanding of how to plan instruction and assess student learning by creating lesson plans that use formative and summative assessment data to plan, differentiate and modify instruction.