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Social and Behavioral Sciences I Student Learning Outcomes

(3 credits)




2. Demonstrate the ability to locate sources when information is needed, and to evaluate the authenticity, validity, and reliability of resources applied to a specific purpose.

Research skills: ability to locate, organize, and evaluate a multitude of sources

Ability to assess source materials and their suitability for targeted application

6. Analyze texts, sources, and argumentation, identify cause and effect relationships and recognize fallacies of argument.

Analytical skills

Critical thinking

Qualitative reasoning


Problem solving

Creative thinking

7. Use and document sources and evidence in an ethical manner.

Demonstrated excellence in source documentation

Professional behavior*: knowledge of ethical practices for source documentation and regulation

Research and communication skills

10. Describe how the methods of science are used to generate new knowledge.

Communication skills

Analytical skills

Ability to translate material into abstract and non-abstract concepts and advanced concepts into simpler terms

17. Describe the forms and impacts of geographical conditions or social, economic, financial, or political practices on the human experience using analytical methods appropriate to the field. (SBS I)

Analytical skills

Descriptive analytical skills

Qualitative reasoning

Critical thinking

Creative thinking

Systems impact assessment