Course and Program Objectives and Outcomes

College of Arts & Letters Objectives:

1. Students will demonstrate an awareness of ethical responsibility and the societal impact of their future profession.
2. Students will demonstrate a fuller understanding of the traditional humanities and social sciences through an understanding of their relation to the study of sciences and technology.
3. Students will demonstrate an awareness of cultures and societies other than their own.
4. Students will demonstrate writing and public speaking skills.
5. Students will demonstrate a love of learning in the liberal arts for its own sake.
6. Students will demonstrate leadership and team skills.

Social Sciences Program Outcomes:

1. Philosophical foundation. The student will understand the underlying theories and methods used in political science, psychology, and sociology and be able to apply them in individual and team directed research.
2. Historical foundation. The student will understand the evolution of the disciplines of the social sciences in concrete cause and effect relationships, and be able to discern schools of interpretation over time.
3. Research. The student will be able to design and conduct research in the social sciences using appropriate theories for the disciplines of political science, psychology and sociology. Quanitification techniques as well as theoretical constructs will be employed in doing thesis research and data collection.
4. Tools. The student will be proficient in computing technologies necessary for the specific discipline.
5. Professionalism. The student will achieve a high degree of knowledge, accountability, and where warranted, certification in professional practice.
6. Leadership. The student will be able to develop plans for research projects on a professional level.
7. Teamwork. The student will be able to contribute to research activity as part of working team member, and facilitate cooperation among the members of the team resulting in a successful project.
8. Communication. The student will enhance written and oral presentation skills using a variety of mean to convey significant ideas and proposals.
9. Ethics. The student will understand and abide by professional standards of ethics appropriate to the discipline on a professional level.
10. Social Issues. The student will place into modern social context information derived from research such that the relationship between theory and practice are manifest.
11. Lifetime learning. The student will be treated as a professional with a lifelong investment in one's field of study, and a professional goal of continuing self-assessment and self-improvement.

HSS 371 course outcomes:

Additionally, HSS 371 contributes to three of the outcomes for students in the Stevens BS in Computer Science: