Creative Arts

photo: three students

Humanities Department Goals

  1. Investigate topics using interdisciplinary approaches;
  2. Appreciate, understand and celebrate diversity, while knowing how to identify and bracket one's own cultural bias;
  3. Think critically and creatively, without fear to question authority and to express rational skepticism;
  4. Understand creations of the human imagination and intellect;
  5. Synthesize various forms of knowledge to solve aesthetic, social and cultural problems;
  6. Read, write and speak as members of the educated public and as citizens unafraid to face controversy;
  7. Develop and integrate performance and research skills;
  8. Become concerned and involved citizens, speaking on controversial issues and acting to influence the course of history.

Creative Arts BA Learning Outcomes

  1. Be able to explain clearly and precisely relationships between the various arts, connections and commonalities as well as differences in written and oral communications.
  2. Be able to create class projects that demonstrate innovative thinking.
  3. Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of the arts of various world cultures. This would include the ability to explain relationships between the arts within a particular culture and between the arts of various cultures.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to collaborate effectively with other students in the completion of team projects assigned in Creative Arts courses.
  5. Unique to Teacher Preparation Majors: Be able to identify the connections between the arts and other core subjects taught in California classrooms.

Assessment of Student Learning

Schedule (doc)

Spring 2010 combined (doc)
spring 2009 report (doc)
spring 2008 report (doc)
spring 2008 by SLO (doc)
spring 2007 report (doc)
fall 2007 report (doc)

This page last updated 10/6/2010