Course and Program Objectives and Outcomes
HST 360: Research and Innovation Policy
Spring 2015

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.


Science and Technology Studies Program Outcomes:

1. Philosophical foundation. The student will understand the underlying theories and methods used in Science and Technology Studies and be able to apply them in individual and team research.
2. Historical foundation. The student will understand the evolution of the Science and Technology Studies as an academic field, and be able to discern different schools of interpretation within STS.
3. Research. The student will be able to design and conduct research and to ask and answer appropriate and original research questions.
4. Tools. The student will be proficient in the application of STS tools, methods, and concepts toward the resolution of practical problems.
5. Professionalism. The student will achieve a high degree of knowledge, accountability, and ability to transfer classroom experiences to professional practice.
6. Leadership. The student will be able to develop plans for research projects and policy actions 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 for STS research.
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.


HST 360 course outcomes:

1. Students will be able to identify the historical origins and current trajectory of American research and innovation policy. (2)
2. Students will learn the nuances of how research and innovation policies are devised, revised, and implemented. (5)
3. Students will work together to propose solutions for a pressing problem in research and innovation policy. (7)
4. Students will gain a better sense of how research and innovation policies fit into their own career plans. (11)