SUS Alignment of Learning Outcomes

ALL SEMESTERS

1. Articulate a position and analyze assumptions across a variety of issues
2. Demonstrate a conscious awareness of learning process and co-create the learning environment
3. Critically reflect upon and synthesize what they have learned in the program
4. Take responsibility to identify their interests and passions and critically position themselves within the context of a particular community, practice, or scholarship

SEMESTER ONE

Theories and Methods
1. Understand research paradigms, the methods they use, and distinguish the kinds of knowledge they produce
2. Represent and communicate quantitative or symbolic information as appropriate in the arts, humanities, or social sciences

Self in Society
1. Analyze multiple frameworks of self across disciplines, such as psychological, spiritual, and sociological
2. Integrate theories of social construction of self with the role of personal history and social location

Integral Learning
1. Demonstrate a conscious awareness of learning process and co-create the learning environment
2. Articulate and differentiate between philosophical and political underpinnings of learning systems (integral, critical, transformative)
3. Articulate a position and analyze assumptions across a variety of issues

Modern Perspectives
1. Analyze the social, cultural, political, global and historical context which knowledge is produced
2. Situate themselves in relationship to the specific modern context examined

SEMESTER TWO

Culture and Community
1. Co-create a collaborative learning environment and experiment with dynamics of group collaboration skills
2. Examine and critically reflect on the historical construction and significance of culture, cultural values, and cultural difference
3. Situate oneself within various communities and cultures
4. Examine and question ones relative privilege and marginalization with one's own community and in relationship to the global

Research Writing and Development
1. Demonstrate information literacy skills including the ability to navigate,  access, evaluate, interpret and situate information from a variety of sources and to locate that information in relation to bodies of knowledge

Knowledge and Inquiry
1. Examine one's own epistemology, i.e. How do you know what you know?
2. Analyze the social, cultural, political, global and historical context which knowledge is produced 
3. Interpret concepts of epistemology and ontology in academic and personal contexts

SEMESTER THREE

Global Studies
1. Examine how knowledge is produced in the Global South
2. Critically analyze the relationship between the global south and global north and ones own location within
3. Problematize real world challenges such as globalization, violence or the ecological crisis
4. Analyze large systems political, economic, environmental and co-create alternatives

Social Change
1. Situate social change within personal, cultural, historical, global context and through the communities we inhabit
2. Examine how different people and communities attempt to change social structures, institutional systems, and value systems in our local communities and around the world

Senior Project
1. Critically reflect upon and synthesize what they have learned in the program
2. Create, and present a culminating body of work:  research paper, performance, community-based activity, and/or creative work