Main Content

Behavioral & Social Sciences - Program Goals & Learning Outcomes

 

Program Goals

  1. Transferability
    Students will be able to transfer ACM degree/coursework to their chosen institution to achieve their future educational goals.

  2.  
  3. Written and Oral Communication
    Students will possess the written and oral communication skills needed to succeed in their respective disciplines.

    1. Student Learning Outcomes
      • Students will develop a thesis statement.
      • Students will provide evidence to support a thesis statement.
      • Students will demonstrate clarity in grammar, syntax, and organization.
      • Students will demonstrate appropriate speaking and interpersonal skills for discipline specific activities.
  4. Critical Analysis and Reasoning
    Students will possess critical-thinking and conceptual-reasoning skills needed to succeed in their respective disciplines.

    1. Student Learning Outcomes
      • Students will read and comprehend discipline-appropriate texts.
      • Students will analyze and interpret discipline-appropriate texts.
  5. Information Literacy
    Students will possess the information-literacy skills needed to succeed in their respective disciplines.

    1. Student Learning Outcomes
      • Students will identify and evaluate appropriate discipline-specific academic sources.
      • Students will use source information ethically and effectively.
      • Students will use discipline-specific citation and referencing for written work.
  6. Personal and Civic Responsibility
    Students will possess personal and civic responsibility to support them in their personal and professional lives.

    1. Student Learning Outcomes
      • Students will analyze issues of local, national, or global interest.
      • Students will analyze how one's beliefs are different than those of other cultures.
      • Students will demonstrate an understanding of race, gender, and class.
  7. Discipline -Specific Content knowledge
    Student will possess discipline-specific knowledge for their respective fields (i.e., Criminal Justice, Criminology, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology).