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Social Sciences Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Acquire a foundational knowledge of  contemporary and historical social theories and issues along with an understanding of how critical application of these theories can contribute to an informed citizenship.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the logic and methods of scientific inquiry within linguistic, psychological, social, cultural, economic, geographic, or political contexts.
  • Understand human differences and similarities and how they are manifest in interaction with social contexts and social processes.

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Be able to identify and apply information about development processes in the physical, cognitive, language, and social emotional domains of human growth and development.
  • Understand the nature and path of development of Social-Emotional, Physical, Cognitive, and Language Development in particular populations.
  • Gain an understanding of at least one other culture and demonstrate the ability to analyze the impact of cultural differences on operating effectively in that culture.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the relative freedom of the individual in a given society.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the citizen's role in an always evolving, interactive, world of individual rights, governmental responsibilities and entrepreneurial opportunities.
  • Acquire tools to understand and participate constructively in their family community, country, and/or the world.


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