Anthropology (BA, BS, MS)
- A solid foundation in the main subjects, concepts, issues, and methods of archeological, biological, cultural and linguistic anthropology.
- An understanding of different theoretical approaches to anthropology.
- The ability to write a coherent essay on a topic in anthropology.
- The ability to give an effective oral presentation on a topic in anthropology
Criminology & Criminal Justice (BA, BS, MS)
- Students will demonstrate academic proficiency in the core criminal justice areas (law enforcement, law and corrections).
- Students will be able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, using appropriate references and technologies.
- Students will be able to assess the basic quality of research in criminology and criminal justice publications and other media.
- Students will be able to evaluate ethical issues related to the criminal justice system and criminology.
- Students will identify issues of diversity and human rights in relation to the workings of the criminal justice system and criminology.
- Students will employ critical thinking skills when evaluating issues in criminology and criminal justice.
Defense & Strategic Studies (MS)
- Ability to analyze timely and critical issues in international and national security affairs
- Ability to engage effectively with public affairs issues and policies related to international and national security
- Ability to contribute to informed public debate
- Ability to present academic and intellectual resources to concerned civic groups and organizations
Economics Learning Outcomes (BA, BS)
- Know how to make a rational choice using economic principles.
- Be able to perform basic quantitative analysis using tools appropriate for the discipline.
- Be able to conduct a literature review appropriate for the discipline of economics.
- Analyze articles on economic issues in the popular press using standard economic tools.
- Understand the basic functioning of the national and global economy.
History Learning Outcomes (BA, BSED, MA, MSED)
- Demonstrate a breadth of training across historical time and space (Praxis)
- Develop an in-depth understanding of a field, theme or region (Praxis)
- Demonstrate an historical awareness of the diversity of the human experience across time and space (research papers)
- Apply, assess and debate the major historical schools of thought, methodology and types of sources that historians use to make original arguments (research papers)
- Formulate historical arguments and communicate those arguments in clear and persuasive prose
Philosophy Learning Outcomes (BA, BS)
- Identify significant philosophical issues that arise within a variety of human activities.
- Analyze philosophical issues, uncovering the major implications of the problems involved.
- Critically assess and resolve the issues
Political Science Learning Outcomes (BA, BS, MSGBL, MPA)
- Develop and demonstrate academic proficiency in the subfields of American Government and Politics, Comparative Government, International Relations, Public Administration, Political Theory, and Public Law.
- Develop and demonstrate skills in conducting as well as presenting research in political science
- Develop and demonstrate skills in analytical and critical thinking.
Religious Studies Learning Outcomes (BA, BA, MA)
- Students will recognize and understand diverse manifestations of religion(s).
- Students will demonstrate critical and creative cognitive skills while studying religion(s).
- Students will demonstrate in both oral and written form their critical analyses and interpretations of religious phenomena
Sociology Learning Outcomes (BA, BS)
- Demonstrate knowledge of core sociological concepts
- Demonstrate knowledge of how to use theory to conceptualize a sociological problem
- Develop an ability to use social scientific research methods to address sociological questions
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate sociological knowledge to others
- Develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to be engaged members of the community