Behavioral Sciences

Behavioral Sciences Learning Outcomes

During the Spring 2019 General Education Assemblies for Learning Outcomes, faculty groups began to develop learning outcomes for the Behavioral Sciences Requirement. Then, smaller Working Groups from these Assemblies along with students and advisors worked together to digest the information from the larger group and to create draft learning outcomes for Behavioral Sciences(see below).

We invite feedback from the campus community on these outcomes.

After taking a course in Behavioral Sciences, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss, differentiate, and explore competing behavioral science theories and perspectives. (C-SLO 1)
  2. Identify how cultural, environmental, and biological factors interact to influence human cognition, emotion, development, and behavior. (C-SLO 5)
  3. Understand behavioral science concepts in order to explain and evaluate real-world events/contexts and to apply this acquired knowledge in their respective fields. (C-SLO 1 and 2)
  4. Demonstrate basic skills and knowledge of ethical principles of behavioral sciences, such as maintaining confidentiality, citing credible sources, and conducting oneself professionally. (C-SLO 1)