Students in the communication studies major will:
1. Demonstrate effective critical and creative thinking skills by analyzing and synthesizing materials from a variety of sources/perspectives and applying them to concrete problems.
2. Possess a working knowledge and understanding of several foundational theories across the communication discipline.
3. Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency of public presentations, including organization, research, argumentation, delivery, visual aids, and audience adaptation.
4. Demonstrate ability to locate and utilize a variety of research materials to construct arguments and support positions.
5. Demonstrate appropriate and effective written communication using discipline-relevant formats (APA or MLA) correctly.
6. Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency of interpersonal communication and collaboration.
Students in the criminal justice major will:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the criminal justice system, its components, and how the system impacts individuals and communities.
2. Know the major theories and concepts in the fields of criminal justice and criminology and how they apply to human behavior and the development of criminal justice policy.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of how human diversity and ethical arguments impact the criminal justice system and criminal justice policy decisions.
4. Exhibit the ability to evaluate existing research, conduct research, analyze data, and present findings on topics related to the field of criminal justice.
5. Know how to effectively communicate within the discipline including writing papers, presenting research, and communicating with a variety of audiences within the criminal justice field.
6. Demonstrate preparation for the workplace or advanced study.
WRITING AND MULTIMEDIA STUDIES
Students in the Writing and Multimedia Studies major will:
SLO 1: Employ a robust writing process that includes assessing rhetorical situations by identifying audience, purpose, genre, and context
SLO 2: Conduct investigative research using methodologies appropriate for a professional context
SLO 3: Utilize the fundamentals of design for print and digital production
SLO 4: Write clearly, concisely, and fluently
SLO 5: Compose and edit photography, audio, and video
SLO 6: Adapt a message for various media platforms
SLO 7: Use inquiry and critical thinking skills to solve problems for real and hypothetical clients
PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS AND ECONOMICS (PPE)
Students in the PPE major will:
1. Critically evaluate arguments and reason logically.
2. Critically assess ethical issues.
3. Demonstrates knowledge of social institutions through concentrated engagement with contemporary and enduring social issues.
4. Perform quantitative analysis.
5. Synthesize and evaluate information through an application of knowledge and methods across the three disciplines.
Students in the political science major will:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts and theoretical frameworks in American, comparative, and international politics.
2. Demonstrate competency in critical and analytical reasoning skills necessary for the study of political science.
3. Communicate effectively through strong writing and oral skills.
4. Demonstrate competency with tools underlying modern social science research, including statistical or qualitative analysis.
4. Participate as a civically engaged member of society.
Students in the sociology major will:
1. Use critical-thinking skills and understand the need to apply these skills broadly to all aspects of life.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of human relationships, social process and institutions.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of, causes of and extent of social phenomena.
4. Know the major theories and research findings in the field of sociology and how they apply to social behavior.
5. Demonstrate the ability to research, analyze and write about issues sociologically.
6. Learn to write and orally present research findings.