Anthropology (BA, BS, MS)
- Students will demonstrate a solid foundation in the main subjects, concepts, issues, and methods of archeological, biological, cultural and linguistic anthropology.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of different theoretical approaches to anthropology.
- Students will be able to write a coherent essay on a topic in anthropology.
- Students will be able to give an effective oral presentation on a topic in anthropology
Criminology and Criminal Justice (BA, BS, MS, MSAS)
- 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.
- Students will be able to analyze timely and critical issues in international and national security affairs
- Students will be able to engage effectively with public affairs issues and policies related to international and national security
- Students will be able to contribute to informed public debate
- Students will be able to present academic and intellectual resources to concerned civic groups and organizations
Economics (BA, BS)
- Students will know how to make a rational choice using economic principles.
- Students will be able to perform basic quantitative analysis using tools appropriate for the discipline.
- Students will be able to conduct a literature review appropriate for the discipline of economics.
- Students will be able to analyze articles on economic issues in the popular press using standard economic tools.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic functioning of the national and global economy.
Global Studies (MS)
- Students will possess analytical skills in such areas as policy analysis, administration/management, communication, quantitative analysis, and problem solving.
- Students will exhibit proficiency in a foreign language.
- Students will be well-prepared to pursue careers in both public and private sector institutions.
- Students will have an understanding of global perspectives.
- Students will understand and appreciate the diversity of international affairs and be able to help solve the problems faced by the global community.
History (BA, BSEd, MA, MSEd)
- Students will be able to demonstrate a breadth of training across historical time and space (Praxis).
- Students will be able to develop an in-depth understanding of a field, theme or region (Praxis).
- Students will be able to demonstrate an historical awareness of the diversity of the human experience across time and space (research papers).
- Students will be able to apply, assess and debate the major historical schools of thought, methodology and types of sources that historians use to make original arguments (research papers).
- Students will be able to formulate historical arguments and communicate those arguments in clear and persuasive prose.
Philosophy (BA, BS)
- Students will be able to identify significant philosophical issues that arise within a variety of human activities.
- Students will be able to analyze philosophical issues, uncovering the major implications of the problems involved.
- Students will be able to critically assess and resolve the issues.
Political Science (BA, BS, MGS)
- Students will develop and be able to demonstrate academic proficiency in the subfields of American Government and Politics, Comparative Government, International Relations, Public Administration, Political Theory, and Public Law.
- Students will develop and be able to demonstrate skills in conducting as well as presenting research in political science
- Students will develop and be able to demonstrate skills in analytical and critical thinking.
Public Administration (MPA)
- Students will be able to lead and manage in public governance.
- Students will participate in and contribute to the policy process.
- Students will be able to analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems, and make decisions.
- Students will articulate and apply a public service perspective.
- Students will be able to communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.
Religious Studies (BA, BS, 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 (BA, BS)
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of core sociological concepts
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of how to use theory to conceptualize a sociological problem
- Students will develop an ability to use social scientific research methods to address sociological questions
- Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate sociological knowledge to others
- Students will develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to be engaged members of the community
· Students will possess analytical skills in areas such as policy analysis, administration/management, communication, quantitative analysis and problem solving.