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Discipline: Degree: AA-T Social Justice
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Introduction to Race and Ethnicity SOC 20
  • Students will know major concepts of race and ethnicity.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students will use sociological research concepts and theories to identify and analyze the social constructions of race and ethnicity, its interactions with different aspects of society, and its impact on the experiences of different racial/ethnic groups.
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their sociology coursework.
  • Students will use sociological research concepts and theories to identify and analyze the social constructions of race and ethnicity, its interactions with different aspects of society, and its impact on the experiences of different racial/ethnic groups.
Introduction to Race and Ethnicity - Honors SOC 20H
  • Students will know major concepts of the sociology of race and ethnic relations.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework.
  • Students will use sociological research concepts and theories to identify and analyze the social constructions of race and ethnicity, its interactions with different aspects of society, and its impact on the experiences of different racial/ethnic groups.
African American Literature LIT 20
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
  • Students will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
American Sign Language 1 SIGN 101
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
  • Students will be able to identify immediate and extended family signs.
  • Students who take this course and complete it will at the end of the course feel more positively towards Deaf People. (This positive attitude adjustment will be one that moves students away from a pathological view of Deaf People, seeing Deaf people as defective, and towards a Cultural view, seeing Deaf people as individuals with a unique linguistic and cultural background.) APRIL 2008 UPDATE We developed a survey instrument and surveyed all SIGN 101 students the first week of the Spring '08 semester. We will conduct a post survey during the 14th week of the Spring semester. With the results of the second survey we will be able to ascertain whether or not students attitudes towards Deaf people moved in a positive direction.
American Sign Language 1 - Honors SIGN 101H
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
  • Students who take this course and complete it will at the end of the course feel more positively towards Deaf People. (This positive attitude adjustment will be one that moves students away from a pathological view of Deaf People, seeing Deaf people as defective, and towards a Cultural view, seeing Deaf people as individuals with a unique linguistic and cultural background.)
Asian American Communities SOC 36
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their sociology coursework.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will be able to describe with clarity a change in cultural attitudes over time.
Child Development SOC 15
  • Students will be able to apply a sociological understanding physical growth and social, emotional, and cognitive development from conception to adolescence across all major concepts of child development.
  • Students will be able to apply a sociological understanding of the various social and environmental forces that shape child development.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students will know major concepts of child development.
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their sociology coursework.
Contemporary Mexican American Literature LIT 25
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
Continuing Elementary Spanish SPAN 2
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to recall the forms of the Preterite & Imperfect Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • As a result of taking this course, the students will be able to comprehend and identify certain cultural aspects of the countries in this course: Guatemala, Chile, Costa Rica, Peru, Argentina and Panama.
  • Students will demonstrate reading comprehension of an continuing elementary Spanish text.
  • Students will demonstrate reading comprehension of a Continuing Elementary Spanish text.
  • Students will demonstrate correct usage of the preterit versus the imperfect tense.
Continuing Intermediate Spanish SPAN 4
  • Students will analyze a short story and present a thematic statement.
  • Students will be able to recall and apply the forms of the Past Subjunctive Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • Students will demonstrate reading comprehension of an Continuing Intermediate Spanish text.
  • Students will demonstrate comprehension of the plot of a short story.
  • Students will correctly identify when to use the preterit and the imperfect tense.
Continuing Spanish for the Spanish Speaking SPAN 2S
  • Students will be able to form and / or identify the present perfect of verbs.
  • Students will be able to identify the direct and indirect object nouns in series of sentences and replace the nouns with objective pronouns. Including the "se" in the combinations: lo, la, las, & los.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the application of the rules of accent mark in Spanish.
  • In an embedded test, students will have to identify the word that is correctly accented.
  • Students will correctly identify if and where a written accent mark is required.
  • Students will comprehend the plot of a short story.
Critical Thinking PHIL 8
  • Students will be able to evaluate arguments (strong/weak, valid/invalid). (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to apply problem-solving skills to their personal belief systems and social issues. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to identify the premises/reasons for supporting the conclusion within an argument. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will learn to analyze informal fallacies. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to distinguish inductive and deductive arguments. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students completing an assignment in Critical Thinking will be able to develop a thesis statement that advances a clear argument.
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework.
Cultural and Ethnic Foods NF 28
  • Students completing NF 28 - Cultural and Ethnic Foods will be able to complete an assignment that demonstrates meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing their personal wellbeing.
  • Students completing NF 28 - Cultural and Ethnic Foods will compare the cuisine of a selected culture with the typical American diet and demonstrate how the culture influenced American cuisine.
  • Students completing NF 28 - Cultural and Ethnic Foods will be able to identify the core foods, flavor principles, traditional foods, special occasion foods, and therapeutic foods used in each culture studied.
  • Students completing NF 28 - Cultural and Ethnic Foods will be able to analyze how food is used culturally and symbolically in holiday and religious ceremonies throughout the world.
  • Students completing NF 28 - Cultural and Ethnic Foods will feel motivated to continue discovering about the foods of other cultures.
Dress, Culture and Identity FASH 14
  • After completing FASH 14 students will be able to analyze the role of clothing appearance in development of the self concept.
  • After completing this course students will be able to analyze clothing expression as a result of influences from economic, political and religious institutions in historical perspective.
Elementary Spanish SPAN 1
  • Spanish 1 students will be able to understand elementary Spanish grammar.
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to recall the forms of the Present Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • As a result of taking this course, the students will be able to comprehend and identify certain cultural aspects of Spain, Ecuador, Puerto Rico and Cuba, as well as the latino population in the United States and Canada.
  • Students will demonstrate reading comprehension of an elementary Spanish text.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to correctly use the verbs tener, ser and estar in the present tense.
  • Students will correctly conjugate the present tense of regular verbs
Elementary Statistics Math 110
  • Determine the appropriate statistical methods by data type and number of populations or treatments.
  • Utilize statistical techniques with a variety of applications that pertain to business, the social, natural and physical sciences.
  • Students will be able to determine descriptive statistics from a sample
  • Students will be able to use sample statistics to develop a confidence interval for population parameters
  • Using sample statistics from one or more samples, students will be able to test a claim made about a population parameter.
  • Using bivariate data, students will be able to determine whether a significant linear correlation exists between two variables and determine the equation of the regression line.
  • Math 110 students will feel comfortable in their math class.
  • Math 110 students will demonstrate the thinking skill of accurate self-assessment.
  • Math 110 students will feel that mathematics is a beneficial part of their education.
  • Math 110 students will feel they have the resources necessary for their success.
  • Math 110 students will demonstrate the ability and willingness to take the steps necessary to succeed in their math class.
  • Define basic statistical terms and notation.
  • Describe the proper methods of sampling.
  • Describe the distributions of quantitative data in terms of center, shape, and spread.
  • Infer from observational and experimental studies.
  • Explain the basic concepts of probability theory and calculate probabilities.
  • Employ the principles of inferential statistics in estimation and hypothesis testing.
  • Utilize computer technology in statistical analyses.
Elementary Statistics -Honors Math 110H
  • Students will be able to determine descriptive statistics from a sample.
  • Students will be able to use sample statistics to develop a confidence interval for population parameters
  • Using sample statistics from one or more samples, students will be able to test a claim made about a population parameter
  • Using bivariate data, students will be able to determine whether a significant linear correlation exists between two variables and determine the equation of the regression line.
  • Math 110H students will feel comfortable in their math class.
  • Math 110H students will demonstrate the thinking skill of accurate self-assessment.
  • Math 110H students will feel that mathematics is a beneficial part of their education.
  • Math 110H students will feel they have the resources necessary for their success.
  • Math 110H students will demonstrate the ability and willingness to take the steps necessary to succeed in their math class.
  • Define basic statistical terms and notation.
  • Describe the proper methods of sampling.
  • Describe the distributions of quantitative data in terms of center, shape, and spread.
  • Infer from observational and experimental studies.
  • Explain the basic concepts of probability theory and calculate probabilities.
  • Determine the appropriate statistical methods by data type and number of populations or treatments.
  • Employ the principles of inferential statistics in estimation and hypothesis testing.
  • Utilize statistical techniques with a variety of applications that pertain to business, the social, natural and physical sciences.
  • Utilize computer technology in statistical analyses.
  • Demonstrate ability to combine appropriate data gathering techniques and ability to express statistical conclusions in formal writing to complete a large, semester-long project.
History of Africa HIST 35
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of institutions (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in the development of African culture.
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in African History
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression
  • Students completing relevant assignments in Area D2 courses will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
History of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art - Honors AHIS 11H
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
History of Asia HIST 10
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in Asian History
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of institutions (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in the development of Asian culture.
  • Students completing relevant assignments in Area D2 courses will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in Asian history.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression
History of Asia HIST 11
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in Asian History
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of institutions (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in the development of Asian culture.
  • Students completing relevant assignments in Area D2 courses will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior
History of Asian Art AHIS 9
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
History of Mexico HIST 19
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of institutions (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in the development of Mexican culture.
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in Mexican History
  • Students completing relevant assignments in Area D2 courses will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
  • Students completing relevant assignments in Area D2 courses will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior
History of Native Americans HIST 44
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in Native American History
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of institutions--religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in the development of Native American culture.
  • Students completing relevant assignments in Area D2 courses will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior
History of Precolumbian Art AHIS 12
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression
History of Precolumbian Art - Honors AHIS 12H
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression
History of the African American HIST 30
  • Students will be able to differentiate among changes in American Constitutional government over time as those changes effect African Americans within the political/constitutional process.
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in the role and place of African Americans in American History.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression
  • Students will be able to differentiate among changes in the American constitutional government over time.
History of the African American HIST 31
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression
  • Students will be able to differentiate among changes in American Constitutional government over time as those changes effect African Americans within the political/constitutional process.
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in the role and place of African Americans in American History.
History of the Mexican American HIST 40
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in American History effecting Mexican Americans
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of institutions--religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in the development of Mexican American culture.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
History of the United States HIST 8
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in American History
  • Students will be able to differentiate among changes in American Constitutional government over time.
  • Students will be able to differentiate among changes in the American constitutional government over time.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression
History of the United States HIST 7
  • Students will be able to differentiate among changes in American Constitutional government over time.
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in American History
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression
  • Students will be able to differentiate among changes in the American constitutional government over time
History of the United States - Honors HIST 8H
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in American History
  • Students will be able to differentiate among changes in American Constitutional government over time.
History of the United States - Honors HIST 7H
  • Students will be able to differentiate among changes in American Constitutional government over time.
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in American History
History of Theatre Arts THTR 10
  • Students who complete THTR 10 will know the social and political conditions that led to the Golden Era of theater.
  • Students who complete THTR 10 will be able to explain how the theater reflects its surrounding culture.
  • Students who complete THTR 10 will know the social and political conditions that led to the Golden Era of theater.
  • Students who complete THTR 10 will be able to explain how the theater reflects its surrounding culture.
  • Students will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.  
  • Analyze the process whereby Western theatrical arts developed through theory, architecture, and dramaturgy.
  • Synthesize relationships between the theatrical arts and the contemporary concerns of each period.
  • Analyze processes by which modern dramaturgy has developed.
  • Read and analyze representative examples of major Western dramaturgy.
  • Synthesize the specific form of dramatic literature to the theatrical concerns of its epoch.
History on African, Oceanic, and Native American Art AHIS 11
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
Intercultural Communication SPCH 7
  • Students will examine the relationship between communication and culture.
  • Students will evaluate their own intercultural competencies
  • Students will demonstrate cultural sensitivity in conflict management
  • Students will examine cultural factors that influence perceptions.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students will feel more confident.
  • Students will define culture.
Intercultural Communication - Honors SPCH 7H
  • Students will examine the relationship between communication and culture.
  • Students will feel more confident.
  • Students will define culture.
  • Students will evaluate their own intercultural competencies
  • Students will demonstrate cultural sensitivity in conflict management
  • Students will examine cultural factors that influence perceptions.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
Intermediate Spanish SPAN 3
  • Students will read and comprehend the vocabulary as presented in context.
  • Students will be able to recall the forms of the Present Subjunctive Mode/Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs.
  • As a result of taking this course, the students will be able to comprehend and identify certain cultural aspects of Mexico, Columbia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, la Republica Dominicana and El Salvador.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of various cultural aspects in several Hispanic countries. These countries will include Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua, República Dominicana, El Salvador, Honduras, Paraguay, and Uruguay.
  • In an embedded quiz, 80% of students will have at least 80% correct answers, which reflect their understanding of the reading.
  • Students will demonstrate correct usage of the present indicative versus present subjunctive.
Introduction to Child Psychology PSYC 15
  • Compare theories of child psychology.
  • Apply physical (including changes in the brain), cognitive, and psychosocial (social, emotional and personality) changes throughout childhood (infancy through adolescence) to explain children's behavior.
  • Compare theories of child psychology.
  • Describe and evaluate methodology used to assess child psychology (including cross-sectional, longitudinal, and sequential).
  • Recognize ethical issues concerning research with minors.
  • Analyze key physical, cognitive, and psychosocial changes from the birth through adolescence.
  • Explain child and adolescent psychological disorders and therapies
  • Define the process of conception and the prenatal period.
  • Analyze the psychological implications of the developmental stages.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social institutions and human behavior.
Introduction to Cinema LIT 15
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
Introduction to Criminology SOC 5
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will know major concepts of criminology.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their sociology coursework.
  • Students will be able to use criminological theories and research to analyze of the nature, extent, and causes of crime and delinquency.
  • Students will be able to apply a sociological understanding to assess how race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and age affect victimization patterns, arrest rates, charges, sentencing, and treatment of criminals.
Introduction to Criminology - Honors SOC 5H
  • Students will be able to apply a sociological understanding to assess how race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and age affect victimization patterns, arrest rates, charges, sentencing, and treatment of criminals.
  • Students will be able to use criminological theories and research to analyze of the nature, extent, and causes of crime and delinquency.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students will know major concepts of criminology.
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework.
Introduction to International Relations POLI 9
  • Define, explain, analyze and compare core theories in International Relations and explain which theory best describes international relations and why.
  • Describe the International Relations concept Levels of Analysis and argue which level, or levels, best explains and analyzes international relations.
  • Describe the roles of national, international, transnational and sub-national actors in promoting or hindering international cooperation.
  • Analyze and evaluate key topics such as globalization, conflict, cooperation, diplomacy, international law, human rights, and international political economy.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the United Nations, World Trade Organization, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Cold War and its aftermath, the politics of the Middle East and American foreign policy.
  • Explain the impact of important historical events on the contemporary study of international relations and world politics.
  • Explain two theories of International Relations and argue which theory best explains International Relations and support said theory with appropriate evidence.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the United Nations, World Trade Organization, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Cold War and its Aftermath, the politics of the Middle East and American foreign policy.
  • Analyze the relationship between social, political and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Explain the impact of important historical events on the contemporary study of international relations and world politics.
  • Students demonstrate comprehension of two theories of International Relations, able to argue which theory best explains International Relations support said argument with appropriate evidence.
Introduction to LGBTQ Studies SOC 130
  • Students will explore the intersections of homophobia, transphobia, sexism, heterosexism, racism, classism, ageism, ableism, and other intersecting identities within the context of LGBTQ political struggles in the United States.
  • Students will analyze the various ways people identify their sexual orientation, their gender identity and expression, or both in the U.S. and abroad through an intersectional framework.
Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 5
  • Students will be able to apply philosophical knowledge to real world problems and contemporary issues. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze the ideas of the major philosophers. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will learn to read, analyze and reflect on primary philosophical texts to formulate their own understanding. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze the major philosophical schools of thought. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will identify knowledge of Ontological topics (Monism, Dualism, Pluralism).
  • Students completing an assignment in Introduction to Philosophy will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework.
Introduction to Philosophy - Honors PHIL 5H
  • Students will be able to apply philosophical knowledge to real world problems and contemporary issues. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze the ideas of the major philosophers. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will learn to read, analyze and reflect on primary philosophical texts to formulate their own understanding. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze the major philosophical schools of thought. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will attempt to identify knowledge of Empirical and Rational systems of knowledge.
  • Students completing an assignment in Introduction to Philosophy Honors will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
  • Students will attempt to identify knowledge of Ethical Systems (Deonlogical, Teleological, and Virtue Ethics).
  • Students will attempt to identify of Ontological topics (Monism, Dualism, and Pluralism)
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework.
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology PSYC 3
  • Compare and contrast the various research designs and describe their relative strengths and weaknesses.
  • Describe the process of answering psychological questions from a scientific perspective.
  • Identify the goals of science and the goals of research
  • Compare and contrast research designs used by psychologists
  • Determine appropriate statistical analyses for designs.
  • Describe and discuss statistical validity.
  • Perform original psychological research using American Psychological Association (APA) code of ethics
  • Use APA style correctly in writing empirically-based reports and literature reviews.
  • Perform literature searches and reviews using standard resources.
  • Evaluate published research.
Introduction to Sex and Gender Roles SOC 40
  • Students will identify diverse presentations, experiences, and constructions of gender in society with special attention to intersectionality.
  • Students will use sociological perspectives to analyze gender and its role within major social institutions.
Introduction to Social Justice SOC 110
  • Students will use a social justice framework to explore social inequality related to the intersections of diverse groups related to age, culture, class, ethnicity, disability, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, race, and religion.
  • Students will identify different social movements addressing social and economic justice.
Introduction to Statistics in Sociology and Social Sciences SOC 23
  • Students will identify and complete statistical analyses that are most appropriate for sociological and behavioral sciences and identify the strength of association between sociological variables.
  • Students will calculate and interpret elementary numerical computations and variability in statistical data.
Latino Politics in the United States POLI 25
  • Students will be able to identify significant changes that have occurred over the past two decades in representation by latinos in American government and politics.
  • Students will be able to identify similarities and differences in public opinion held by different Latino communities such as Mexican-Americans and Cuban-Americans.
  • Students will be able to differentiate among changes in the American constitutional government over time.
Major World Religions PHIL 15
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast a variety of religious themes. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze primary religious text. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will understand the impact of religion in the world at large. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to identify the practice, belief and history of the major world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students completing an assignment in Major World Religions will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their world religion coursework.
Marriage and the Family SOC 14
  • Students will use sociological concepts to identify the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexuality or other social groups as well as the impact on the socialization and interaction within the changing family.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students will know major concepts of marriage and family.
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their sociology coursework.
Marriage and the Family - Honors SOC 14H
  • Students will use sociological concepts to identify the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexuality or other social groups as well as the impact on the socialization and interaction within the changing family.
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will know major concepts of marriage and family.
Multicultural American Literature LIT 3
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
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.
Principles of Cultural Anthropology ANTH 5
  • Students will be able to recognize the immense scope of the multi-faceted discipline of anthropology and explain the relationships between its basic areas of inquiry: physical anthropology, cultural anthropology, linguistics and archaeology.
  • Students will be able to assess the historical development of anthropology as a Western academic discipline, giving particular attention to the significant contributions and perspectives of women, minority and non-Western cultural anthropologists.
  • Students will be able to examine the basic conceptual framework which structures the anthropological study of humanity, identifying the crucial distinctions between ethnocentrism and the practice of cultural relativism.
  • Students will be able to analyze the key methodological practices of cultural anthropology, with its major focus on pursuing ethnographic research through fieldwork.
  • Students will be able to relate how the processes in any cultural system operate by analyzing the integrated, synergistic nature of all such systems.
  • Students will be able to recognize the diversity of human cultures by contrasting comparative ethnographic information from a significant variety of world societies.
  • Students will be able to critically evaluate the dynamics of culture change (both voluntary and involuntary), and apply this knowledge to understanding the complexities of culturally heterogeneous societies.
  • Students will be able to analyze how anthropological knowledge and insights can be applied to current societal issues, and then be extrapolated to an analytic evaluation of humanity's future.
Race, Culture, Sex, and Mass Media Images JOUR 107
  • Students will recognize how the mass media contributes to racial, cultural, gender, and sexual stereotyping.
  • Students will analyze how the mass media and advertising contributes to racial, cultural, gender, and sexual stereotyping.
Sociology SOC 2
  • Students will be able to understand and demonstrate the analysis of how controversial public issues arise in contemporary American society and the interplay between race, class, gender, sexuality and other social groups.
  • Students will be able to identify and analyze how sociological principles and concepts are applied in the understanding of social problems.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their sociology coursework.
Sociology SOC 1
  • Students will identify and apply the main sociological theoretical frameworks to analyze social stratification based on race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexuality or other social groups.
  • Students will apply sociological research to distinguish the interrelatedness of various social intuitions and the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will identify the role of culture and socialization in the development of one’s beliefs, opinions, and values.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students will know major concepts of sociology.
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their sociology coursework.
Sociology - Honors SOC 2H
  • Students will be able to identify and analyze how sociological principles and concepts are applied in the understanding of social problems.
  • Students will be able to understand and demonstrate the analysis of how controversial public issues arise in contemporary American society and the interplay between race, class, gender, sexuality and other social groups.
  • Students will demonstrate an thorough understanding of the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will thoroughly analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior
  • Students will know major concepts of social problems.
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework.
Sociology - Honors SOC 1H
  • Students will identify and apply the main sociological theoretical frameworks to analyze social stratification based on race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexuality or other social groups.
  • Students will apply sociological research to distinguish the interrelatedness of various social intuitions and the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will thoroughly know the major concepts of General Sociology.
  • Students will demonstrate an thorough understanding of the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will thoroughly analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework.
  • Students will identify the role of culture and socialization in the development of one’s beliefs, opinions, and values.
Spanish for the Spanish Speaking SPAN 1S
  • Spanish 11 students will recognize the need of a written accent on the stressed syllable every time a word breaks this phonetic accent rule.
  • Students will be required to apply the phonetic accent rules by writing an accent mark on the words that require it or recognizing the words where the written accent is properly applied. The SPAN 11 faculty will embed ten words and two sentences into a final exam.
  • Students will correctly choose the word from conventional Spanish that replaces the anglicism used.
  • Embedded in the final exam there will be statements that include the use of anglicisms. Students will choose from a list of several words the expression from standard/conventional Spanish that would replace the anglicism.
  • Embedded in the final exam will be statements that include the use of an anglicism. Students will choose from a list of several words the expression from standard/conventional Spanish that would replace the anglicism.
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences PSYC 10
  • Perform and evaluate descriptive (e.g., mean, median, mode, variance, standard deviation) and inferential (e.g., Pearson correlation, t tests, z test, and one-way analysis of variance) statistics.
  • Using SPSS software, correctly input data, analyze data, and interpret output for descriptive statistics, t tests, correlation, and one-way analysis of variance.
  • Define and distinguish basic statistical terms and notation including scales of measurement.
  • Chart and interpret simple and cumulative frequency distributions.
  • Distinguish the difference between sample and population distributions and analyze the role played by the Central Limit Theorem.
  • Compute and describe the effects of various measures of central tendency and variability.
  • Describe and explain the normal curve including how z-scores are used and calculated.
  • Describe and interpret statistical error, effect size and power.
  • Formulate and test research hypotheses through the use of various inferential statistical procedures: t-tests, ANOVA, chi-square.
  • Compute and interpret descriptive statistics including correlation and regression.
  • Conduct and interpret statistical analyses using statistical software.
The Psychology of Women PSYC 25
  • Describe, compare and contrast the predominant theories of gender development.
  • Identify gender role messages in popular culture.
  • Demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to the role of gender in your personal experience.
  • Explain the concept of privilege as it relates to various minority groups.
  • Identify women's psychological and physical health issues and the response of the healthcare system in providing treatment.
  • Identify the sources of sex bias in psychological research and discuss gender-fair research methods and interpretations.
  • Define sexual orientation and identify issues related to the lesbian, bisexual, and transgender female experience.
  • Describe the prevalent theoretical perspectives, including the psychoanalytic and feminist perspectives, on gender identity development and gender differences.
  • Describe gender differences in verbal and nonverbal communication patterns and how language treatment differs between genders.
  • Describe psychological and physiological aspects of female sexuality and sexual dysfunctions.
  • Explain the rationale for the study of the Psychology of Women and define related terms (i.e., feminism, sexism, sex, gender, privilege, gender role).
  • Explain how ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic factors impact women's experience in the workplace.
  • Analyze how gender stereotypes, discrimination, gender role expectations, and family-related issues affect women.
  • Differentiate between real and stereotypic gender differences, such as differences in abilities, achievements, emotions, and motivation, and reasons for those differences.
  • Discuss female victimization, particularly in the areas of rape, intimate partner abuse, sexual harassment, and childhood sexual abuse.
  • Synthesize course information to develop more critical appraisal and analysis of gender-related issues in contemporary society, and identify future trends that will continue to affect women.
Women in American History - Beyond the Stereotypes HIST 36
  • Students will be able to differentiate among changes in American Constitutional government over time effecting the status, positions, and/or role of women.
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in American History pertaining to women.
  • Students will be able to differentiate among changes in the American constitutional government over time
  • Students will be able to identify and evaluate major agents of change/reform in American history pertaining to women
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
World Literature LIT 11B
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
World Music MUS 14A
  • Students who complete MUS 14A will be able to identify the ethnic culture that produced each of three pieces of music when one minute from each piece is played in class during the final exam.
  • Students who complete MUS14A will be able to identify the ethnological classification (chordophone, aerophone, idiophone, or membranophone) of each of two musical musical instruments when recordings of each are played in class during the final exam.