The Social Science general education program assists students in acquiring empirical knowledge of those aspects of human experience that are social, political, economic, and psychological.
- Foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and logical reasoning.
- Develop knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods for understanding human behavior.
- Provide an introductory understanding of the structures and processes of social institutions and individual behavior within cultures.
Expected Student Learning Outcomes
- Structure, analyze, evaluate, and support an argument both orally and in writing in the social sciences.
- Interpret, compare, and contrast ideas in the social sciences.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the methods, techniques, concepts, and vocabularies of the social sciences.
- Demonstrate knowledge of historical and contemporary issues in the social sciences.
Summary of Student Learning Outcomes
During the 2013-14 academic year, the Social Sciences faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the attached annual report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.