Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Arts

 

Creative Media Technology/Digital Graphics Technology
Students will be able to:

  • demonstrate visual communication skills through critiques, written explanations
  • write effectively as to plan, process and outcome of projects
  • interact with clients using appropriate design/graphics language
  • illustrate ideas
  • design page and web layouts
  • storyboard animation and video projects
  • create with appropriate software a product that is technically and visually sound
  • expand expertise as technological advancements demand
  • create projects for non-profit organizations
  • produce original projects that respect intellectual property of others
  • create an employment portfolio
  • demonstrate work skills
  • demonstrate professional demeanor

English

English Program
Students in the Writing Program will be able to:

  • produce writing that is focused on a main point
  • produce writing that is organized
  • produce writing that includes relevant evidence and examples
  • produce writing that includes material from credible and relevant sources
  • produce writing that supports the main point through the analysis of the evidence
  • produce writing that follows task-specific conventions of paragraphing, sentence boundaries, usage, agreement, punctuation and spelling
Linguistics
Students will be able to:

  • demonstrate a basic knowledge of the fundamental properties of human languages
  • demonstrate an understanding of the different components of language (e.g., phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics)
  • identify and describe basic linguistic concepts and terminology
  • demonstrate an understanding of how human language is distinct from other forms of animal communication,
  • demonstrate an understanding of how children acquire language
  • demonstrate an understanding of how language functions as a medium of social communication
  • demonstrate an understanding of how language systems are diverse and yet fundamentally similar
  • apply the methods of linguistic analysis as introduced in the course

Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts

Communication
 Students will be able to:

  • Understand the role of communication in personal and professional success
  • Develop awareness of appropriate communication strategies
  • Prepare and present messages with a specific intent
  • Analyze a variety of communication acts
  • Ethically use, document and integrate sources
General Education Courses (HIST, PHIL, SPAN, ANTH, GOVT, JOURN, PSY, SOC) 
Goal 1: To communicate effectively in a variety of situations

Students will demonstrate the ability to present information orally

  • Students will present a focused point or clean purpose
  • Students will develop ideas in a way that demonstrates an understanding of course content
  • Students will employ writing and/or speaking processes such as planning, collaborating, organizing, composing,revising, and editing to create an effective oral presentation

Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing

  • Students will present a focused point or clear purpose
  • Students will develop ideas in a way that demonstrates an understanding of course content
  • Students will employ writing and/or speaking processes such as planning, collaborating, organizing, composing, revising, and editing to create an effective written presentation

Goal 2: To understand concepts, theories, and approaches learned and examine them from diverse perspectives

Students will be able to analyze and interpret information

  • Students will be able to apply data and information relevant to course content
  • Students will be able to apply data and information to life experiences
  • Students will be able to engage in reasoned (logical, supporting) civic discourse

Students will be able to advocate a position and defend against alternative positions

  • Students will develop participatory skills that enable them to work with others to express ideas and perspectives

Goal 3: Students will develop an aesthetic sensitivity

Students will demonstrate an appreciation of artistic and creative endeavor

  • Students will be able to recognize and discuss human creativity and diverse forms of aesthetic expression
  • Students will be able to appreciate the impact and role of artistic achievement in society and one’s personal life
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of artistic work in music, visual art, or theater

Students will be able to produce creative works that reflect a knowledge of genre and artistic concepts

  • Students will be able to evaluate and discuss the work of both well-known artists and/or classmates using the language and patterns of thought inherent in the particular art form
  • Students will be able to identify major artistic traditions in multiple art forms across culture and over time
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the creative process

Students will become familiar with the creative process by conceptualizing, creating, and presenting their own work using various media and processes

  • Students will produce creative projects of substantial complexity and quality
Public Health
Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skill in 4 of the 7 Responsibility Areas for Health Education

Assess individual and community needs for health education

  • Access existing health related data
  • Analyze health related data

Plan Health Education Strategies, Interventions, and Programs

  • Identify populations for health education programs
  • Incorporate data analysis and principles of community organization
  • Formulate appropriate and measurable program objectives

Implement Health Education Strategies, Interventions, and Programs

  • Use community organization principles to facilitate change conducive to health
  • Demonstrate a variety of skills in delivering strategies, interventions, and programs
  • Use a variety of methods to implement strategies, interventions, and program

Develop plans for evaluation and research

  • Evaluate data–gathering instruments and processes
  • Develop methods to evaluate factors that influence shifts in health status
  • Interpret results from evaluation and research
  • Infer implications from findings for future health–related activities

In addition – students will:

  • Work collaboratively in teams
  • Solve problems from various perspectives with team members
  • Identify the problem, justify the predicted outcome, analyze the data, and synthesize the conclusion
  • Apply the public health and community health education interventions to real life situations

Education

Education Early Childhood Education
Students will:

  • Possess a general education knowledge background that provides an intellectual foundation in fine arts, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, social and behavioral sciences
  • Know the philosophical, historical, and sociocultural foundations of education, teaching and learning, and be able to use that knowledge to solve problems, and draw conclusions
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate and apply content and pedagogical knowledge by developing a personal philosophy of education using appropriate writing skills
    Be able to recognize individual difference in students, diverse contexts and changing environments, and adjust their practice accordingly to enhance learning
  • Demonstrate knowledge of normal and exceptional patterns of development as they occur in the physical, cognitive and/or psychosocial domains
Students will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate and apply content and pedagogical knowledge by developing a personal philosophy of education using appropriate writing skills
  • Plan, evaluate, and design curriculum appropriate for the education of young children.
  • Design educational practices and materials appropriate for the education of young children.
  • Identify practices appropriate for the education of diverse populations of children, young children with special needs, and their families.
  • Assess classroom environments for learning, safety, and effectiveness; and determine interventions that may be necessary to ensure child safety at school and/or in the home.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with children, parents, and colleagues
    Analyze and explain developmentally appropriate practices in education.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of normal and exceptional patterns of development as they occur in the physical, cognitive and/or psychosocial domains
Library Science
 Students will be able to:

  • demonstrate effective written communication
  • demonstrate interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • plan and execute a project
  • review and synthesize information
  • locate and evaluate information in commonly used reference resources
  • demonstrate understanding of the ethical aspects of library services
  • demonstrate professional behavior in the work environment
  • perform the functions of technical services duties in library and information centers
  • perform the functions of public services offered in libraries