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Master’s Learning Outcomes and Competencies

I. Communication:

Express and interpret ideas clearly, using a variety of written, oral and/or visual forms.

  1. Analyze, critique, and synthesize scholarly literature in the field.
  2. Construct coherent and organized written documentation using standard English.
  3. Critically reflect on experience related to acquired knowledge.
  4. Consistently document sources using appropriate academic citation style.

II. Critical and Creative Thinking:

Use multiple modes of disciplinary and interdisciplinary inquiry to explore ideas and issues from multiple perspectives.

  1. Analyze a variety of scholarly perspectives, ideas, and/or theories.
  2. Connect an understanding of theory with practice.
  3. Initiate new practice or draw new conclusions based in a field-related theoretical understanding.

III. Ethical and Social Responsibility:

Express ethical & social implications in one’s social, professional, artistic and/or scholarly practice.

  1. Examine the ethical implications of one’s own focus of study, and relate those implications to the larger world.
  2. Explain the social implications of one’s own focus of study, and relate those implications to the larger world.

IV. Social and Global Perspectives:

Articulate a perspective on power in the world and one’s own place in the global community.

  1. Examine the contributions of diverse peoples and cultures in the field of study.

V. Area of Concentration:

Explain and apply major terms, methods, concepts, and /or theories relevant to the master’s program.