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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014

CatalogUndergraduateCollege of Arts and SciencesGOVTLearning Outcomes

Government and History Learning Outcomes

B.A. Geography

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts of physical and human geography.
  • Define and explain the spatial interactions between human activities and environment. 
  • Recognize the importance of spatial interactions and impacts on the environmental conservation.
  • Develop the valuable problem solving techniques and spatial analysis modules by using Geographic Information System (GIS) to serve the community and society.  
  • Develop the valuable problem solving techniques and spatial analysis modules by using Geographic Information System (GIS) to serve the community and society.

B.A. History and B.S. Social Science Teaching History

  1. Program Outcome 1a: Writing Skills: Pt. I Following Directions:
    1. Introduction:
    2. Conclusion:
    3. Supporting evidence in the body
    4. Paraphrasing
    5. Citations
  2. Program Outcome 1b:Writing Skills Part II:
    1. Use of Historical Sources based on availability
    2. Use of Primary Sources
    3. Use of Secondary Sources
    4. Use of Internet Sources
    5. Use of Journal Sources
  3. Apply Latest Technology to Research-Use  of Internet for Research
  4. Identify and Distinguish Historical Eras or Periods
  5. Evaluate Major Historical Figures
  6. Examine Major Historical Interpretation
  7. Analyze Significant Historical Events
  8. Evaluate Contributions of Specific Groups

B.A. Intelligence Studies

  • Write critically and analytically to produce written and oral reports based on quality research findings and qualitative assessments.
  • Identify and distinguish the basic concepts and theoretical approaches to the emerging discipline of Intelligence Studies.
  • Examine major issues, concerns, and debates within the emerging discipline and related disciplines such as Security Studies.
  • Apply foreign cultural and linguistic knowledge to structure intelligence problems and provide solutions in response to security in the local, state, national, and international communities. 
  • Analyze the planning, implementing, and evaluating of intelligence activities in any setting (military/government, business/corporate, law enforcement/security) from the local to the global stage.
  • Integrate theoretical approaches with practice through internships and service learning, as a professional intelligence analyst in the public and private sector.
  • Evaluate and assess the utility of intelligence data and information in policy formulation and implementation.

B.A. Political Science

  • Demonstrate the basic concepts and theoretical approaches in the discipline.
  • Explain a thorough knowledge of the content, issues, concerns and debates within the sub-fields of the discipline: American Politics; Comparative Politics; International Relations; Public Administration; and Political Theory.
  • Apply their mastery of concepts and content to relate the historical to the present nature of politics and governance.
  • Apply theories and research methods to understand new and complex phenomena.
  • Construct theoretical approaches with practice through internships.
  • Develop writing skills, oral communication skills and computer literacy.
  • Develop critical thinking skills and construct a sense of the responsibilities of democratic citizenship / personal political efficacy.

B.A. Professional Studies

  • Present original written and spoken communications that display the organization, clarity, documentation, and persuasiveness that are essential for effective leadership in multiple professional settings.
  • Construct reasonable and effective arguments using various forms of evidence drawn from multiple sources to address practical problems and issues that arise in multiple professional settings.
  • Interpret, assess, and apply effectively statistical concepts and data in addressing practical problems and issues that arise in multiple professional settings.
  • Deepen their appreciation of the diversity of cultures, belief systems, and values to enable them to interact effectively and work cooperatively with diverse peoples in multiple professional settings.
  • Offer ethically defensible solutions to the problems and issues that emerge in multiple professional settings.
  • Employ technical skills and synthesize advanced knowledge to solve problems in their respective areas of specialization and concentration. 
  • Evaluate information, data, and ideas from multiple sources to develop solutions in their respective areas of specialization and concentration.

 

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