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Student Learning Outcomes

Discipline: Degree: AA-T - Journalism - A0400
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Argumentation and Debate SPCH 20
  • Students will be more argumentative.
  • Students will feel more confident.
  • Students will perform in front of a live audience.
  • Students will be able to use electronic resources to conduct research.
  • Students will become less verbally aggressive.
  • Students will critique an argument.
Argumentation and Debate - Honors SPCH 20H
  • Students will be more argumentative.
  • Students will feel more confident.
  • Students will perform in front of a live audience.
  • Students will use multiple electronic resources to conduct research.
  • Students will become less verbally aggressive.
  • Students will critique an argument.
Basic Digital and Film Photography PHOT 10 (VOC)
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of f/stop control. What the f/stops are, i.e. 1.4,2,2.8,4,5.6,8,11,16,22, 33 and what they do, i.e. control motion and depth of field
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of shutter control. What the shutter speeds are, i.e. 1000,500,250,125,60,30,15,8,4, 2, 1 and what they do, i.e. control exposure and motion.
  • Determine correct exposure values to produce photographic images.
  • Relate aperture settings to resulting depth of field characteristics.
  • Identify and describe the parts of a camera (i.e. lens, f/stop, shutter, etc.) and their functions.
  • Demonstrate appropriate shutter settings for motion and freeze action.
  • Select appropriate output media (i.e. digital or silver gelatin) for photographic prints.
  • Identify compositional elements (i.e. line, texture, shape, patterns, perspective) of a photographic image.
  • Select and present photographs in a presentation format appropriate to the subject (e.g. dry mounting , digital media, projection.)
Beginning News Writing JOUR 101
  • Students will demonstrate news judgment.
  • Students will be able to write summary and other leads.
  • Students will understand AP style.
Critical Thinking and Writing ENGL 1C
  • Students will evaluate the soundness of arguments.
  • In conversation with multiple texts, whether assigned by the instructor or chosen by the student, students will write a formal argument.
Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors ENGL 1CH
  • Students will evaluate the soundness of arguments.
  • In conversation with multiple texts, whether assigned by the instructor or chosen by the student, students will write a formal argument.
Intermediate Newswriting JOUR 102
  • Students will write an in-depth news story.
  • Students will understand journalistic codes of ethics.
Mass Media and Society JOUR 100
  • Students will understand the respective functions of the fields that comprise the mass media, advertising, and public relations.
  • Students will be familiar with basic mass media law and ethics.
Multimedia Storytelling JOUR 116
  • Students will be able to construct news stories through blog and social media posts that are short and concise and follow the journalistic guidelines learned in class.
Political Science POLI 2
  • Identify the key features of parliamentary and presidential forms of government and identify their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of proportional representation and single member district plurality as electoral methods.
  • Identify the role of the state.
  • Compare political systems, both in theory and with actual country examples.
  • Explain the impact of regional, economic, historical and cultural factors on political institutions and behavior.
  • Analyze the role of political parties, interest groups, elections and the mass media in various countries.
  • Analyze political systems by using the comparative method.
  • Distinguish among regime types and their central features.
  • Explain ethnic group conflict, and political institutions for managing ethnic group conflict.
  • Analyze the relationship between social, political and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
Political Science POLI 1
  • Marshall empirical data to support a political science theory.
  • Differentiate among changes in the American constitutional government over time.
  • Identify constitutional amendments, which have expanded the right to vote.
  • Differentiate powers delegated to the U.S. from those reserved to the states.
  • Evaluate the role of political parties, interest groups, elections and the mass media in the American political system with an emphasis on the state of California and its relations to the national government.
  • Evaluate the role of Congress, the presidency, the courts and their interaction with state and local governments.
  • Analyze policy areas such as foreign and economic policy, civil rights and civil liberties, environmental and educational policies in order to predict or evaluate the consequences of various policy alternatives.
  • Differentiate powers delegated to the U.S. from those reserved to the states.
  • Identify constitutional amendments which have expanded the right to vote.
Political Science - Honors POLI 1H
  • Students completing Political Science 1 will be able to marshall empirical data to support a theory.
  • Students will be able to differentiate among changes in the American constitutional government over time.
Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics BUSC 1A
  • Students completing BUSC 1A - Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics will correctly know the use of monetary policy and make comments on the monetary policy being used by the FED.
  • Students completing BUSC 1A - Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics will correctly know the use of fiscal policy and will be able to comment on the fiscal policy used by the government.
  • Students completing BUSC 1A - Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics will know Fiscal Policy, various types of Fiscal Policies, and the tools available to the federal government to use Fiscal Policy. The students will also know the difference between an expansionary and a contractionary fiscal policy.
  • Students completing BUSC 1A - Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics will know the monetary policy and the tools available to the Fed to use a certain type of monetary policy. The students will know the difference between an expansionary monetary policy and a contractionary monetary policy.
  • Students completing BUSC 1A - Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics will be able to discuss current fiscal policy of the federal government and will be able to form their opinion.
  • The students were asked to write a report on the use of fiscal policy used during Reagan administration. They were asked to discuss the 1981 Economic Recovery Act (ERA) and its effect on the economic activity during that period. More than 80% of the students were able to explain the fiscal policy and 1981 ERA effects on the economy with a clear understanding of the fiscal policy. (2017-18) Students were asked to write a summary report of 1981 Economic Recovery Act and compare it with Tax Reform of 2017. More than 80% of the students were able to highlight the similarities between two tax reforms, corporate income tax rates cuts and personal income tax rates cuts. They were able explain the expected impact in these tax rates cuts on unemployment rates in the economy. They were able to relate the recent news of bonuses given to employees as a result of corporate income tax rate cuts and got more than 80% score.
Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics - Honors BUSC 1AH
  • Students completing BUSC 1AH - Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics - Honors will correctly know the use of monetary policy and will be able to comment on the monetary policy used by the FED.
  • Students completing BUSC 1AH - Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics - Honors will correctly know the use of fiscal policy and will be able to comment on the fiscal policy being used by the government.
  • Students completing BUSC 1AH - Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics - Honors will know Fiscal Policy, various types of Fiscal Policies, and the tools available to the federal government to use Fiscal Policy. The students will also know the difference between an expansionary and a contractionary fiscal policy.
  • Students completing BUSC 1AH - Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics - Honors will know the monetary policy and the tools available to the Fed to use a certain type of monetary policy. The students will know the difference between an expansionary monetary policy and a contractionary monetary policy.
Student News Media Editing Staff JOUR 115
  • Students will be able to edit news stories and information into a publishable form, with attention to accuracy, clarity, thoroughness, fairness, AP style, and media law and ethics.
Student News Media Staff JOUR 114
  • Students will be able to develop news and feature stories through written, visual, audio, video, or other multimedia formats.
Writing for Public Relations JOUR 108
  • Students will understand the code of ethics in public relations.
  • Students will understand the role of public relations in media activities and related publics.
  • Students will be write and edit copy for features, newsletters, institutional publications, and other PR writing styles.