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Learning Outcomes for Undergraduate Programs


Faculty in each program have established learning outcomes that graduates of the program will be able to demonstrate upon completion. Assessment pratices are keyed to these outcomes.

Accounting (BS) English (BA/BS) Mechanical Engineering Technology (BS)
Anthropology (BA) Finance (BS) Music (BA)
Art (BA) French (BA/BS) Music Education (BS)
Art Education (BS) Geography (BA/BS) Nursing (BSN)
Athletic Training (BS) German (BA/BS) Philosophy (BA)
Biochemistry (BS) Graphic/Information Design (BA) Physical Education (BS)
Biology (BS) History (BA/BS) Physics (BS)
Biomolecular Sciences (BS) Hospitality & Tourism (BS) Political Science (BA)
Chemistry (BS) Industrial Technology (BS) Psychology (BA)
Civil Engineering (BS) Interdisciplinary Science (BS) Social Sciences (BS)
Civil Engineering Technology (BS) International Business (BS) Social Work (BA)
Communication (BA) International Studies (BA) Sociology (BA)
Computer Engineering Technology (BS) Italian (BA/BS) Spanish (BA/BS)
Computer Science (BS) Journalism (BA) Special Studies (BA/BS)
Construction Management (BS) Management (BS) Technology and Engineering Ed K-12 (BS)
Criminology (BA) Management Information Systems (BS) Theatre (BFA/BA)
Earth Sciences (BS) Manufacturing Engineering Technology (BS)  
Economics (BA) Marketing (BS)  
Electronics Technology (BS) Mathematics (BA/BS)  
Elementary Education (BS) Mechanical Engineering (BS)  

Accounting - Bachelor of Science

Students will:

  • Determine and apply appropriate accounting standard for the circumstance
  • Evaluate accounting system for strengths and weaknesses
  • Solve complex accounting problems
  • Transform to a member of the accounting profession (knowledge and ethics)

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Anthropology - Bachelor of Arts

Students in the Anthropology Program will be expected to demonstrate:

  • Explain and use in research a broad knowledge of the foundations of the entire holistic discipline and an appreciation of the interrelated nature of the discipline’s subfields.
  • Participate in and document a data-collecting and/or practical anthropological experience
  • Knowledge of at least one world area, spatially or temporally defined.
  • Ability to utilize relevant methods of data collection and statistical analysis.
  • Ability to conceptualize, organize, and carry out research or project development, and to present such in oral and written form.

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Art

Students will:

  • Perceptual
    Demonstrate perceptual skills that include the facility to see more clearly and comprehensively.
  • Conceptual
    Demonstrate conceptual skills by assimilating the elements and principles of design and applying creative, critical, and philosophical thinking to their work.
  • Technical
    Demonstrate a proficiency of techniques, knowledge of vocabulary, and an exploration of various media.
  • Translational
    Conduct studio-based research to construct a thesis and create a series of artworks that articulates this thesis.
  • Art Historical
    Demonstrate a contextual basis for their art through a study of the art history of diverse cultures, modern and contemporary art, and through the integration of this study in the hands-on process of art making.

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Art Education

Art teacher candidates will:

  • Content: Art Making
    Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate techniques and processes in a variety of visual media.
  • Content: Art in Context
    Demonstrate knowledge of art forms, artists, and art works from diverse historical and contemporary contexts.
  • Pedagogy: Planning
    Demonstrate knowledge of a variety of teaching strategies by designing comprehensive, sequential curriculum that is developmentally appropriate.
  • Pedagogy: Applying
    Use a variety of teaching strategies to promote a high level of student understanding and artistic achievement during select field and student teaching experiences.
  • Reflexive Practitioner
    Engage in self-evaluation and analysis of their field and teaching experiences to identify areas for personal growth.

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Athletic Training

By the time of graduation, students will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of the relationship of injury reduction through the demonstration of various preventative techniques used in athletic training, as well as the planning and coordination of a pre-participation screening
  • Recognize and evaluate athletic injuries/illnesses
  • Knowledge in the immediate care of acute athletic injuries/illnesses
  • Develop rehabilitation and reconditioning techniques for athletic injuries
  • Understand the importance of health care administration, medical documentation and medical referral
  • Understand the importance of developing/maintaining athletic training policies and procedures, including implementation of an emergency action plan
  • Develop and incorpoarate professional ethical standards in their professional activities
  • Understand the importance of remianing current in the profession through participation in seminars, research, and the use of other educational resources such as the Internet, professional journals, and home study courses

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Biochemistry

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Biology

Before graduating, students will be able to:

  • Write a lab report
  • Locate primary literature
  • Read and comprehend primary literature
  • Analyze and produce graphs and tables
  • Gain research experience

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Biomolecular Sciences

Biomolecular Sciences majors will be able to

  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge in biomolecular science, including an understanding of:
    • The relationship between the properties of macromolecules and cellular activities,
    • The relationship between cellular activities and biological responses,
    • Cell metabolism, chemical composition, physiochemical and functional organization of organelles,
    • Gene replication, expression, regulation and mutation,
    • Cell signaling, trafficking and differentiation, and
    • Contemporary approaches and techniques used in modern cell and molecular biology.
  • Evaluate, summarize and critique papers from the scientific literature.
  • Develop a research question and discuss and evaluate approaches to address that question.
  • Design and conduct a research project under the guidance of a faculty member, including data collection, evaluation, and presentation in an oral or written format.

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Chemistry

Students will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and solve problems in the five core sub-disciplines of chemistry: Analytical, Biochemistry, Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry.
  • Understand and apply the process of scientific inquiry
  • Demonstrate practical laboratory competency, including use of scientific equipment and instrumentation
  • Communicate effectively about science in both written and oral contexts.
  • Interpret and use scientific literature to find information relevant to course and research work.

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Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering graduates will have:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve civil engineering problems and design civil engineering projects (a);
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data (b);
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability (c);
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams (d);
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (e);
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility (f);
  • an ability to communicate effectively (g);
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context (h);
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life‐long learning (i);
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues (j); and
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice (k).

[Letters in parentheses refer to outcomes specified by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)]

Civil Engineering graduates will have the additional ability to:

  • apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, calculus‐based physics, chemistry, and at least one additional area of science;
  • apply knowledge of four technical areas appropriate to civil engineering;
  • conduct civil engineering experiments and analyze and interpret the resulting data;
  • design a system, component, or process in more than one civil engineering context;
  • explain basic concepts in management, business, public policy, and leadership; and
  • explain the importance of professional licensure.

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Civil Engineering Technology

By the time of graduation, a student will demonstrate ability to:

  • Apply basics knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering principles to solve technical problems.
  • Identify, formulate and solve technical problems.
  • Use computational methods, skills, computers and modern technical tools in engineering practice
  • Design and conduct experiments, and to analyze and interpret data.
  • Design a system, component or process to meet desired needs with a dedication to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.
  • Function effectively on teams and within a diverse environment.
  • Communicate effectively in oral, written, visual and graphic modes.
  • Engage in lifelong learning with recognition of the need for self?improvement through continuing education.
  • Understand professionalism and ethics, and the associated responsibilities.
  • Understand the impact of engineering/technical solutions within a societal and global perspective, with knowledge of contemporary issues and respect for diversity.

Outcomes above are common to the three engineering technology programs. Civil Engineering Technology graduates will have the additional ability to:

  • Conduct laboratory and field testing of civil engineering materials, and prepare engineering design and construction documents using graphic techniques.
  • Estimate engineering material quantities, select appropriate engineering materials and practices, prepare construction cost estimates, and prepare economic analyses related to design, construction, operations and maintenance.
  • Use modern surveying methods to measure land and construction, and apply mathematical analyses to implement civil engineering measurements into engineering designs.
  • Apply basic structural analysis to determine forces and stresses, and to use these values for selection of structural materials.
  • Utilize civil engineering software to evaluate engineering problems and prepare design documents.
  • Solve civil engineering problems in the fields of hydraulics, hydrology, geotechnics, structures, material behavior, transportation systems and water and wastewater systems. They shall be able to perform standard analysis and design in at least three of these technical specialties.

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Communication

Students will:

  • THEORY: Be able to explain communication theories relevant to their discipline
  • APPLICATION: Be able to apply relevant theoretical constructs in the fields of mass communication, organizational communication, and promotion and public relations.
  • APPLICATION: Demonstrate skills through the production of effective mediated messages.
  • SPEAKING/WRITING SKILLS: Demonstrate speaking and writing skills.
  • METHODS: Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate research methods.
  • CRITICAL THINKING: Deconstruct and evaluate messages.

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Computer Engineering Technology

By graduation the student will demonstrate:

  • Communicate effectively in written, oral, graphic and visual modes
  • Apply mathematics, science and technology principles to understand technical systems in the field
  • Employ computational methods, skills, computers, and current technical tools in practice
  • Troubleshoot technical systems, conduct experiments, and analysis and interpret data to solve technical problems
  • Understanding of professionalism, ethics and social responsibility as well as a commitment to performance quality and continuous improvement
  • Be an effective team member within a diverse environment
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues and understanding of the impact of technical solutions within a global perspective

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Computer Science

  • Students will gain a broad understanding of the fundamental theories, concepts, and applications of Computer Science.
  • Students will be prepared for professional careers in computer science and information technology.
  • Graduates will communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Graduates will be prepared for life-long learning and for graduate study in computer science.

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    Construction Management

    By the time of graduation, a student will be able to:

    • Perform the duties of an estimator, scheduler, superintendent and project manager
    • Apply computers and computer software to various construction management processes
    • Analyze construction materials, methods and equipment, and make appropriate decisions related to their application to the construction process
    • Demonstrate knowledge of planning, scheduling and control

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    Criminology

    Student should be able to

    • Demonstrate knowledge of the criminal justice system, criminological theory, and causes of criminal behavior.
    • Interpret and apply scientific knowledge to understanding criminology and criminal justice issues
    • Communicate in oral and written forms in a professional and articulate manner.
    • Critically evaluate information and use sound, ethical judgment to solve practical problems in the field.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of diverse populations and cultures, and how their experiences differ throughout the criminal justice system.

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    Earth Sciences

    By the time of graduation a student will be able to:

    • Scientific Literacy:
      Identify, discuss, analyze, debate, explain, and ap and apply scientific concepts, principles, laws, and theories.
    • Ability to do Science:
      Identify, interpret, analyze, and apply the the Scientific Method and other related inquiry skills in the lab and in authentic situations.
    • Communication:
      Accurately and effectively use oral, and written communication and quantitative skills.
    • Technology Literacy:
      Select and accurately use appropriate tools, equipment, and technologies
    • Research:
      Locate, interpret, analyze, and/or conduct and present scientific research.

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    Economics

    By the time of graduation, a student will demonstrate the ability to:

    • The ability to apply Micro and Macroeconomic concepts to real world problems;
    • The ability to describe the forces that shape economic choices;
    • The ability to explain the relationship between economic theory and economic reality;
    • The ability to analyze and interpret economic data;
    • Demonstrate effective Communications skills (oral and writing); and
    • Demonstrate effective Computer and software skills.

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    Electronics Technology

    By graduation the student will demonstrate:

    • Communicate effectively in written, oral, graphic and visual modes
    • Apply mathematics, science and technology principles to understand technical systems in the field
    • Employ computational methods, skills, computers, and current technical tools in practice.
    • Troubleshoot technical systems, conduct experiments, and analysis and interpret data to solve technical problems
    • Understanding of professionalism, ethics and social responsibility, as well as a commitment to performance quality and continuous improvement.
    • Be an effective team member within a diverse environment
    • Knowledge of contemporary issues and understanding of the impact of technical solutions within a global perspective.

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    Elementary Education

    Candidates demonstrate learning outcomes in the following areas:

    • Development, Learning, and Motivation
    • Curriculum
      • Reading, Writing, and Oral Language
      • Science
      • Mathematics
      • Social studies
      • The arts
      • Health education
      • Physical education
    • Instruction
      • Integrating and applying knowledge for instruction
      • Adaptation to diverse students
      • Development of critical thinking and problem solving
      • Active engagement in learning
      • Communication to foster collaboration
    • Assessment for instruction
    • Professionalism
      • Professional growth, reflection, and evaluatio
      • Collaboration with families, colleagues, and community agencies

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    English

    Students can:

    • Write a supportable interpretation of literary works from a variety of genres, such as poetry, prose fiction, drama, and film.
    • Illustrate relationships between a literary work and its context

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    Finance

    Students will:

    • Evaluate risk versus return relationship,
    • Analyze, and measure asset valuation theories,
    • Assess roles and functions of capital markets and institutions, and
    • Integrate corporate financing and capital structure issues.

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    French

    Students will:

    • Demonstrate an Advanced Low oral proficiency in the target language.
    • Demonstrate an Advanced Low written proficiency in the target language.
    • Use the target language to discuss major topics related to the cultures of countries where the target language is spoken.
    • Use the target language to discuss the works of major authors of countries where the target language is spoken.

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    Geography

    Students will:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts of physical and human geography
    • Use geographic theories, principles and data to solve spatial problems
    • Apply basic research skills, including the ability to critically evaluate the research of others
    • Show competent skills in oral or written expressions regarding the clarity, logic and effectiveness of arguments
    • Synthesize and produce graphic displays of spatial data (i.e., maps, graphs and database)
    • Describe the nature of Geography as an academic discipline, including familiarity with its history and recognition of its major subfields
    • Demonstrate knowledge and skills that are sufficient to allow one to pursue advanced study in geography and/or find employment in a geography-related field

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    German

    Students will:

    • Demonstrate an Advanced Low oral proficiency in the target language.
    • Demonstrate an Advanced Low written proficiency in the target language.
    • Use the target language to discuss major topics related to the cultures of countries where the target language is spoken.
    • Use the target language to discuss the works of major authors of countries where the target language is spoken.

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    Graphic/Information Design

    Students will be expected to:

    • Master advanced design theory, process and application
    • Develop analytical and critical skills required to create, direct and evaluate effective design solutions
    • Develop in-depth problem solving and research skills necessary for the creation and presentation of effective design solutions

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    History

    By the time of graduation, students will be able to:

    • Quote and cite
    • Analyze Primary documents sources appropriately
    • Examine historical debates
    • Produce research paper based on primary and secondary sources
    • Demonstrate command historical knowledge at intermediate or advanced level

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    Hospitality and Tourism

    Students will:

    • Become exposed to all facets of the operational side of the Tourism and Hospitality industry, including but not limited, to human resource issues, finances, management and marketing.
    • Understand the terms and technical language currently in use in the tourism industry, why they are used and in what context.
    • Understand what the terms mean when applied operationally, particularly in their use in financial assessment but also in other business assessments such as monitoring numbers of clients, their needs and wants and their desired outcomes
    • Develop critical analytical skills for assessing standard operational procedures and problem solving.
    • Become exposed to the nature of the work environment such that they see where they fit into a tourism operational team, what constitutes normal duties and responsibilities and their role in periods of intensive work output.

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    Industrial Technology

    By graduation the student will demonstrate:

    • Ability to communicate effectively in written, oral, graphic and visual modes.
    • Ability to apply basic knowledge of mathematics, science and technology principles to understand technological systems
    • Ability to use computational methods, skills, computers, and current technical tools in practice.
    • Ability to troubleshoot technical systems, conduct experiments, and analysis and interpret data to solve technical problems
    • Understanding of professionalism, ethics and social responsibility as well as a commitment to performance quality and continuous improvement.
    • Be an effective team member within a diverse environment
    • Knowledge contemporary issues and understanding of the impact of technical solutions within a global perspective

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    Interdisciplinary Science

    By the time of graduation a student will be able to demonstrate:

    • Content knowledge
      Explain significant concepts and principles in astronomy, geology, meteorology, and planetary studies
    • Scientific Literacy
      Identify, discuss, analyze, debate, explain, and ap and apply scientific concepts, principles, laws, and theories.
    • Ability to do Science
      Identify, interpret, analyze, and apply the Scientific Method and other related inquiry skills in the lab and in authentic situations.
    • Communication
      Accurately and effectively use oral, and written communication and quantitative skills.
    • Technology Literacy
      Select and accurately use appropriate tools, equipment, and technologies
    • Research
      Locate, interpret, analyze, and/or conduct and present scientific research.

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    International Business

    Students will be able to:

    • Identify functions and processes affecting international business.
    • Analyze the relationships and dynamics among the functions and processes affecting international business.
    • Describe and analyze the ways in which stakeholders affect and are affected by international business.
    • Use knowledge to analyze business conditions in an international setting.
    • Plan and recommend actions to create solutions and evaluate results in international business operations

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    International Studies

    By the time of graduation, students will be able to:

    • Understand that global problems are interconnected.
    • Understand how global political systems influence individual and state choices and conflicts.
    • Demonstrate competency in understanding the complexities of global sociopolitical, economic and cultural issues
    • Ability to communicate in language used in region of their concentration
    • Understand the historical and contemporary issues that influence their region of concentration—either Africa, East Asia, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Latin America.

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    Italian

    Students will:

    • Demonstrate an Advanced Low oral proficiency in the target language.
    • Demonstrate an Advanced Low written proficiency in the target language.
    • Use the target language to discuss major topics related to the cultures of countries where the target language is spoken.
    • Use the target language to discuss the works of major authors of countries where the target language is spoken.

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    Journalism

    All graduates of the program will:
    • Understand and apply principles and laws pertaining to freedom of speech and press, including the right to dissent, to monitor and criticize power, and to assemble and petition for redress of grievances;
    • Understand the history of journalism and its practices;
    • Demonstrate an understanding of professional ethical principles and work ethically in pursuit of truth, accuracy, fairness and diversity;
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of diversity in society and mass media coverage;
    • Write correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for journalism and the communication professions, audiences and purposes they serve;
    • Gather and evaluate information, and conduct research using methods appropriate to the assignment, audience, and communication professions in which they work;
    • Critically evaluate their own work and that of others for accuracy and fairness, clarity, appropriate style and grammatical correctness;
    • Understand concepts and apply theories in the use and presentation of images and information;
    • Apply basic numerical and statistical concepts;
    • Apply tools and technologies appropriate for the communications professions in which they work.
    • Develop entry-level competence by working on campus media, internships, and special projects.

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    Management

    Students will:

    • Identify functions and processes within an organization and analyze the relationships and dynamics among them,
    • Identify and examine major theories in management and their use in organizational contexts,
    • Describe and analyze how society at large and specific stakeholder groups affect and are affected by organizational actions, and
    • Use methods and theories to analyze and influence human behaviors in organizations.

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    Management Information Systems

    Students will:

    • Understand the leadership role of MIS in achieving business competitive advantage through informed decision-making,
    • Analyze and synthesize business information needs to facilitate evaluation of strategic alternatives,
    • Effectively communicate strategic alternatives to facilitate decision-making, and
    • Apply MIS knowledge and skills learned to facilitate the acquisition, development, deployment and management of information systems.

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    Manufacturing Engineering Technology

    Graduates of the program have:

    • Ability to apply basics knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering principles to solve technical problems.
    • Ability to identify, formulate and solve technical problems.
    • Ability to use computational methods, skills, computers and modern technical tools in engineering practice.
    • Ability to design and conduct experiments, and to analyze and interpret data.
    • Ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs.
    • Ability to function effectively on teams and within a diverse environment.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in oral, written, visual and graphic modes.
    • Recognition of the need for self-improvement through continuing education and the ability to engage in lifelong learning.
    • Understanding of professionalism and ethics and associated responsibilities.
    • Knowledge of contemporary issues and understanding of the impact of engineering/technical solutions within a global perspective.

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    Marketing - Bachelor of Science

    Students will:

    • Use marketing vocabulary,
    • Describe and analyze consumer choice process,
    • Determine a STP (segmentation, targeting, positioning) strategy, and
    • Formulate pricing, promotion, product and distribution policies.

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    Mathematics

    By the time of graduation, students will be able to:

    • Understand basic analytic arguments using such common notions as epsilon/delta, infinite sums, and limits
    • Understand basic algebraic and discrete notions, such as facts about vector spaces and counting arguments.
    • Follow and recreate analytic proofs, including basic ideas involving abstract metric spaces and differential equations.
    • Follow and recreate algebraic proofs, with a good understanding of groups.
    • Independently investigate more advanced topics in mathematics and present their results to others in a clear way.

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    Mechanical Engineering

    Graduates of the program have:

    • Ability to apply basics knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering principles to solve technical problems.
    • Ability to identify, formulate and solve technical problems.
    • Ability to use computational methods, skills, computers and modern technical tools in engineering practice.
    • Ability to design and conduct experiments, and to analyze and interpret data.
    • Ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs.
    • Ability to function effectively on teams and within a diverse environment.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in oral, written, visual and graphic modes.
    • Recognition of the need for self-improvement through continuing education and the ability to engage in lifelong learning.
    • Understanding of professionalism and ethics and associated responsibilities.
    • Knowledge of contemporary issues and understanding of the impact of engineering/technical solutions within a global perspective.

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    Mechanical Engineering Technology

    Graduates of the program have:

    • Ability to apply basics knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering principles to solve technical problems.
    • Ability to identify, formulate and solve technical problems.
    • Ability to use computational methods, skills, computers and modern technical tools in engineering practice.
    • Ability to design and conduct experiments, and to analyze and interpret data.
    • Ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs.
    • Ability to function effectively on teams and within a diverse environment.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in oral, written, visual and graphic modes.
    • Recognition of the need for self-improvement through continuing education and the ability to engage in lifelong learning.
    • Understanding of professionalism and ethics and associated responsibilities.
    • Knowledge of contemporary issues and understanding of the impact of engineering/technical solutions within a global perspective.

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    Music

    By the time of graduation, a student will be able to:

    • Develop proficiency in aural and writen musical skills
    • Develop the required level of profciency on their primary instrument
    • Analyze Develop a mastery re: music history
    • Develop a mastery of piano keyboard skills
    • Develop a mastery of primary instrument

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    Music Education

    By the time of graduation, a student will be able to:

    • Develop a well-grounded education in music, including excellence in performance.
    • Develop and intellectual grasp of the art form.
    • Use the computer to compose, notate and arrange music, process information, and understand how to use technology to teach music as well as to manage classroom records.
    • Ensure students cam meet criteria for certification, and Connecticut’s Beginning Educators Support and Training (BEST) program.
    • Prepare students for further study and employment in the rapidly changing and diverse field of music.

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    Nursing

    Program graduates will demonstrate ability to:

    • Integrate theories and concepts from liberal education into nursing practice
    • Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision of high quality nursing care, healthcare team coodination, and the oversight and accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings
    • Critically evaluate evidence-based research in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team to improve patient outcomes
    • Demonstrate skills in using patient care technologies, information systems, and communciation devices that support safe nursing practice
    • Advocate for a variety of socio-political issues affecting health care through participation in legislative and political forums
    • Incorpoarte interprofessional communication and collaborative skills into the delivery of evidence-based, culturally sensitive patient-centered care
    • Provide innovative interventions to promote health and prevent illness in vulnerable populations
    • Practice from a caring, professional nursing perspective by incorporating the values of social justice, diversity, and global awareness
    • Integrate knowledge, skills, and attitudes through use of the nursing process to provide patient-centered care to patients across the lifespan from a diverse perspective

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    Philosophy

    Students who graduate after majoring in Philosophy at Central Connecticut State University should be able to

    • Articulate an understanding of some significant philosophers , philosophies and areas of philosophical thought, past and present;
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of logic and argumentation (deductive and inductive reasoning);
    • Read a philosophical text critically, extract an argument from it, and evaluate the argument;
    • Demonstrate mastery of the fundamental techniques of intellectual inquiry, effective writing, and critical and creative thinking;
    • Indicate detailed knowledge of the main texts and close familiarity with the major issues in two areas of specialization (out of the six offered by the Department.)

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    Physical Education

    By the time of graduation, a student will demonstrate:

    • The ability to plan developmentally appropriate physical education lessons that focus on important skills and/or concepts in fundamental movement, fitness, games, adventure, and dance.
    • The ability to plan and implement developmentally appropriate units of instruction that focus on important skills and/or concepts in fundamental movement, fitness, games, adventure, and dance
    • The ability to demonstrate effective teaching strategies in the public school setting at the elementary and secondary level. This includes effective integration of instructional technology and collaboration with teachers and
      staff.

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    Physics

    By the time of graduation, a student will be able to:

    • Scientific Literacy
      Identify, discuss, analy analyze, debate, explain, and apply scientific concepts, principles, laws, and theories.
    • Ability to do Science
      Identify, interpret, analyze, and apply the the Scientific Method and other related inquiry skills in the lab and in authentic situations.
    • Communication
      Accurately and effectively use oral, and written communication and quantitative skills.
    • Technology Literacy
      Select and accurately use appropriate tools, equipment, and technologies
    • Research
      Locate, interpret, analyze, and or conduct and present scientific research.

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    Political Science

    By the time of graduation a student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate basic understanding of the structure and dynamics of American government.
    • Explain the nature of, and relationships between, political institutions, processes, public policies, and ideas.
    • Compare and contrast political institutions and phenomena from multiple nations.
    • Critique or defend, by way of structured argument, political institutions, policies or processes, against a set of values or analytic standards.
    • Apply their knowledge of , and analytic skills in, the discipline to actual political environments or professional career positions.

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    Psychology

    Students completing the BA in Psychology will be expected to:

    • Demonstrate conceptual knowledge of psychology.
    • Demonstrate analytic and critical thinking skills; design and conduct valid research.
    • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
    • Examine theories, philosophies, research and cultures from diverse standpoints, including those that do not represent "mainstream" western perspectives.
    • Understand and abide by the ethical principles of the field, be analytical about themselves and empathic toward others and be motivated to serve their community and be positive role models.

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    Social Sciences

    By the time of graduation, a student will be able to:

    • Quote and cite sources appropriately
    • Analyze Primary documents
    • Examine historical debates
    • Produce research paper based on primary and secondary sources
    • Demonstrate command historical knowledge at intermediate or advanced level

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    Social Work

    Students will demonstrate skills and competencies in the following areas:

    • Demonstrate competencies in social work knowledge, values and skills measured by senior evaluations, portfolio and employer surveys
    • Demonstrate understanding of diverse client systems with an emphasis on populations at risk, including cultural and spiritual considerations and the socio political and economic environment
    • Develop writing skills
    • Develop a social work value base
    • Demonstrate skills necessary to effect change with client systems of various sizes

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    Sociology

    By the time of graduation, a student will be able to:

    • Write proficiently
    • Think critically
    • Adopt a sociological perspective
    • Engage in social science inquiry

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    Spanish

    Students will:

    • Demonstrate an Advanced Low oral proficiency in the target language.
    • Demonstrate an Advanced Low written proficiency in the target language.
    • Use the target language to discuss major topics related to the cultures of countries where the target language is spoken.
    • Use the target language to discuss the works of major authors of countries where the target language is spoken.

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    Special Studies

     

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    Technology and Engineering Education K-12

    By the time of graduation, a student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of:

    • Possess and be able to teach and assess basic knowledge and skills in technology and engineering education
    • Understand and be able to foster and assess student acquisition of age-appropriate technology and engineering concepts
    • Plan and maintain a safe, flexible, and age-appropriate learning environment which promotes inquiry and problem-based learning; and demonstrate the skills and knowedge to operate equipment and handle materials safely
    • Design and adapt rigorous, appealing, standards-based student challenges which require students to research, design, test, and redesign solutions to ill-defined problems, and which meaningfully integrate studies of mathematics, science, engineering, technology, and other subjects
    • Adjust instructional approaches in response to differing learning styles; to manage multiple, disparage student activities simultaneously; and to design and administer assessments which promote continous reflection and improvement of teaching and learning

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    Theatre

    Students in the programs are expected to have a foundational knowledge of the theatre and will be expected to have an understanding of:

    • Communicate and collaborate effectively
    • Solve problems (related to production and performance aspects of theatre)
    • Use of technology
    • Conduct appropriate research and prepare documentation in preparation for presentation
    • Think creatively and demonstrate originality in production and/or performance areas
    • Write effectively, including proper documentation
    • Adjudicate their own work, as well as the work of others
    • Disciplinary Knowledge

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    125 Davidson Hall

    1615 Stanley Street

    New Britain, CT 06050

    Tel. (860) 832-1780

    FAX (860) 832-1781

    Email: moranoc@ccsu.edu

     


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