Programs in the Department of Social Sciences

130 - History - BA

AY 2014-2015 Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will recall, appraise, and apply the explanatory value of factual knowledge related to: U.S. History, European History, and World History.
  2. Students will analyze historical texts for meaning.
  3. Students will construct and defend a sustained and coherent argument based on both primary and secondary sources.
  4. Students will identify, organize, and assess conflicting interpretations and views of past events and issues within the historical profession.
  5. Students will frame and articulate a research question and thesis and organize the results of research to support that thesis.

135 - Social Studies Education - BA

AY 2014-2015 Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Candidates in social studies should possess the knowledge, capabilities, and dispositions to organize and provide instruction at the appropriate school level for the study of culture and cultural diversity.
  2. Candidates in: social studies should possess the knowledge, capabilities, and dispositions to organize and provide instruction at the appropriate school level for the study of time, continuity, and change.
  3. Candidates in social studies should possess the knowledge, capabilities, and dispositions to organize and provide instruction at the appropriate school level for the study of people, places, and environment.
  4. Candidates in social studies should possess the knowledge, capabilities, and dispositions to organize and provide instruction at the appropriate school level for the study of individual development and identity.
  5. Candidates in social studies should possess the knowledge, capabilities, and dispositions to organize and provide instruction at the appropriate school level for the study of individuals, groups, and institutions.
  6. Candidates in social studies should possess the knowledge, capabilities, and dispositions to organize and provide instruction at the appropriate school level for the study of power, authority and governance.
  7. Candidates in social studies should possess the knowledge, capabilities, and disposition to organize and provide instruction at the appropriate school level for the study of production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
  8. Candidates in social studies should possess the knowledge, capabilities, and dispositions to organize and provide instruction at the appropriate school level for the study of science, technology and society.
  9. Candidates in social studies should possess the knowledge, capabilities, and dispositions to organize and provide instruction at the appropriate school level for the study of global connections and interdependence.
  10. Candidates in social studies should possess the knowledge, capabilities, and dispositions to organize and provide instruction at the appropriate school level for the study of civic ideals and practices.

162 - Political Science - BA

AY 2014-2015 Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will evaluate political science across the discipline's subfields.
  2. Students will examine U.S. government and politics.
  3. Students will examine global politics.
  4. Students will apply the scientific method within the context of the social sciences.
  5. Students will demonstrate analytical and critical thinking skills.
  6. Students will write effectively.

180 - Sociology - BS

AY 2014-2015 Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will recall the general concepts of Sociology.
  2. Students will understand sociological theories, methodologies, and statistical concepts.
  3. Students will use critical thinking skills to interpret sociological concepts.
  4. Students will interpret social phenomena by applying sociological theories.
  5. Students will write effectively.
  6. Students will effectively use SPSS statistical software.

550 - Criminal Justice - AAS

AY 2014-2015 Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will analyze the history, development, functions, and procedures of the three major components of the Criminal Justice System.
  2. Students will identify the various types and functions of criminal law.
  3. Students will understand the history, development, functions, and procedures of the correctional system in America.
  4. Students will describe the history, development, functions, and procedure of policing in America.
  5. Students will identify the history, development, functions, and procedures of the Criminal Justice System.
  6. Students will explain the history, development, functions, procedures, and the various types and levels of the American court system.

580 - Criminal Justice - BS

AY 2014-2015 Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will analyze the history, development, functions, and procedures of the three major components of the Criminal Justice System.
  2. Students will identify the various types and functions of criminal law.
  3. Students will describe the history, development, functions, and procedure of policing in America.
  4. Students will understand the history, development, functions, and procedures of the correctional system in America.
  5. Students will compare the major schools of thought with relations to the creation of law, deviance, and societal reactions.
  6. Students will interpret criminological research methods.
  7. Students will be able to analyze issues related to Criminal Justice Administration
  8. Students will be able to examine problems and issues related to Juvenile Justice.