Department Goals and Objectives
Goals are broad statements that describe what the program wants to accomplish
- Students gain knowledge of the histories and cultures of the United States.
- Students gain an understanding of a wide range of methods across the disciplines.
- Students learn how to analyze a wide range of evidence (e.g., written texts, films, paintings, musical compositions, etc.).
- Students learn how to carry on research in American Studies effectively.
- Students learn how to communicate effectively about the histories and cultures of the United States in both written and oral forms.
- Students attain the skills and knowledge necessary for graduate study or a career in American Studies or a related field.
Student Learning Outcomes
Outcomes describe specific knowledge, abilities, values, and attitudes students should demonstrate
- SLO1: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the United States history and cultures.
- SLO2: Students show comprehension of various methodologies across disciplines.
- SLO3: Students are able to analyze evidence.
- SLO4: Students will conduct a research project in American Studies effectively.
- SLO5: Students will be able to communicate effectively in written form.
- SLO6: Students will be able to communicate effectively in oral form.