Student Learning Goals and Outcomes for Graduates

Student Learning Goals and Outcomes for Graduates

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

Cross-cultural aging: Students will be able to compare the past, current and future status of older populations in the USA and China, evaluate Modernization Theory's cross-cultural applicability, and propose policy responses.

Gerontological Theories: Students will be able to comparatively evaluate and apply gerontological theories.

End of Life Issues: Students will be able to apply a psychosocial model of dying and apply it to a significant loss in their lives.

Health Care and Aging: Students will be able to comparatively evaluate health care in America and other nations, focusing on the older population.

Programs and Services for Older Adults: Students will be able to describe the history and reasons for programs and services for older adults, evaluate their need, and propose future changes necessitated by demographic and economic trends.

Housing for Older Adults: Students will be able to describe the history and reasons for housing options for older adults, evaluate their need, and propose future changes necessitated by demographic and economic trends. 

Graduate Certificate in Sociology

Introduction to Sociology content mastery and pedagogical skills: Critically evaluate challenges and solutions to the discipline and teaching of Sociology; critically evaluate learning goals and essential knowledge for sociology undergraduates, and; demonstrate the ability to create, integrate and use appropriate instructional materials.

Social Problems content mastery and pedagogical skills: Comparatively evaluate competing definitions of social problems, and demonstrate the ability to prioritize current social problems.

Marriage and Family content mastery and pedagogical skills: Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate relevant research/scholarship, and produce an appropriate teaching portfolio.

Research Methods content mastery: Demonstrate understanding of the logic of the scientific method, varieties of research design/data collection, and the ability to analyze data.

Social Stratification content mastery: Demonstrate acquisition of sufficient and appropriate knowledge of social stratification to be able to incorporate the topic into any undergraduate social science course at 2- and 4-year colleges and universities.

Sociological Theory content mastery: Demonstrate acquisition of sufficient and appropriate knowledge of sociological theory to be able to incorporate the topic into any undergraduate social science course at 2- and 4-year colleges and universities.

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