Critical Thinking Goals

  1. Student is able to recognize and restate basic hypotheses, theses, or arguments of the readings in the course. (W2 a & b)
  2. Student is able to raise questions and critiques about course readings. (W2b)
  3. Student is able to comprehend and discuss theory and empirical studies in the disciplines of psychology/sociology. (W2b)
  4. Student is able to compare and contrast various readings and core concepts. (W2b)
  5. Student is able to identify major theoretical frameworks in psychology/sociology. (W2b)
  6. Student is able to apply major theoretical frameworks to empirical data. (W2b,c)
  7. Student is able to identify "gaps" or points for further research in the disciplines of psychology/sociology. (W2b)
  8. Student is able to evaluate the validity of a methodological approach in a sample study. (W2b)
  9. Student is able to connect her/his own research with similar research in the disciplines of psychology/sociology. (W2a,b,c; W3b)
  10. Student is able to appreciate the impact of perspectives commonly excluded from academic discourse , e.g., race, class, gender, culture (W5 a & b)

 

Writing/Research Goals

 

  1. Student is able to formulate a thesis/hypothesis statement. (W1b, W3b)
  2. Student is able to write short, critical essays on readings, core issues or basic concepts in her/his courses. (W1a & b)
  3. Student is able to locate appropriate resources on-line. (W3 a)
  4. Student is able to produce a well-written library research paper. (W1a, W1b)
  5. Student knows how, when and where to cite using proper style. (W3b)
  6. Student knows how to effectively revise a paper. (W1 a & b)
  7. Student is able to make an effective and cogent oral presentation. (W1c)
  8. Student is able to design and implement a basic research project of her/his own. (W3 a & b)
  9. Student is able to produce a well-written analysis of her/his own research. (W1- a,b;W2- a,b,c)
  10. Student is able to effectively and professionally present her/his own work. (W1c, W3b)