Learning Goals and Objectives
For SUS Foundational Courses in the Humanities and Social Sciences:
1) Learning Goal: Students will begin to understand the ways at least two academic disciplines may be logically related or connected.
Students will demonstrate their attainment of these goals by writing a paper, making an oral presentation, completing an examination, or producing a work of art that ties two disciplines together in a cogent manner, clearly interrelates the topic in the context of two or more disciplines, and provides examples that reflect material from both of the relevant course disciplines.
For SUS Seminars:
1) Learning Goal: Students will understand what is studied by scholars in an academic area.
Students will write a paper, make an oral presentation, complete an examination, or produce a work of art in which they demonstrate the ability to:
- Identify the goals of the relevant area of academic study.
- Evaluate the importance of these goals.
2) Learning Goal: Students will examine the research methodology in an area of academic study.
Students will write a paper, do an oral presentation, complete an examination, or produce a work of art in which they demonstrate the ability to:
- Understand the specific tools of inquiry that may be used to reach these goals.
- Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of these tools, assessed by using a rubric.
For SUS Writing Courses:
Learning Goal: Students will demonstrate proficiency in written communication.
- Compose grammatical sentences.
- Use various sentence forms to effectively modulate style and tone.
- Compose a sequence of paragraphs that develop a point.
- Summarize, quote, and respond to reliable texts to support and develop claims; apply relevant standards for citation.
- Write an effective argumentative essay.
- Respond to writing assignments using appropriate style, structure, and voice.
- Apply editing, proofreading, and revising strategies.