Student Learning Outcomes/Exit Standards for the Department of Social Science

Social Science 101:

  1. Students will be able to explain the philosophy of American education, especially as it relates to the role of education and schooling in a democratic, multi-cultural society.
  2. Students will be able to evaluate the impacts of demographic, political, economic and cultural change on urban schools, students, teachers and parents
  3. Students will be able to reflect on ways schools reflect and influence class, race, and gender inequality
  4. Students will be able to analyze the roles and responsibilities of teachers in a diverse urban school setting to develop culturally responsive approaches to teaching.
  5. Students will be able to summarize the effects of mandated school reform policies on teachers and students.
  6. Students will be able to use knowledge of educational philosophy, sociology, and politics of education to understand the nature and role of education and schooling in a democratic, multi-cultural society.

Social Science 124:

  1. Students will be able to assess the values, habits and systems for survival which are culturally and socially engendered.
  2. Students will be able to assess the effects of culture and society on their lives as well as the lives of people in other countries.
  3. Students will be able to analyze a culture and society in terms of value orientations.
  4. Students will be able to identify and present a case for cultural pluralism in the American educational system.
  5. Students will be able to understand the conflicts and different social norms that an individual encounters in a given culture.

Social Science 125:

  1. Students will be able to summarize key characteristics of the colonial period.
  2. Students will be able to compare and contrast the Articles of Confederation with the Constitution.
  3. Students will be able to identify and evaluate the major factors in the early development of the nation.
  4. Students will be able to summarize and evaluate the impact of the Civil War and reconstruction of the nation.
  5. Students will be able to identify and evaluate the major factors in the development of the nation from the Civil War to World War I.

Social Science 126:

  1. Students will be able to identify and evaluate the major forces affecting the nation between World War I and World War II.
  2. Students will be able to summarize and evaluate the impact of World War II on the nation.
  3. Students will be able to compare and contrast politics and government in California with national politics and government.
  4. Students will be able to summarize and evaluate major social, economic and political problems affecting the nation today.
  5. Students will be able to compare and contrast the United States today with their nation of origin.

Social Science 127:

  1. Students will be able to examine historical perspectives of Los Angeles County and trace the development of the region's institutions and residents.
  2. Students will be able compare and contrast different responses to similar regional problems over time.
  3. Students will be able to identify the people, events, industries, and processes that have been instrumental in the development of modern-day Los Angeles County.
  4. Students will be able to analyze the economic components of the region's development.
  5. Students will be able to examine the cultural influences that have combined to create a unique regional culture.
  6. Students will be able to identify the many and diverse political influences that have historically driven the region's politics.
  7. Students will be able to discuss regional issues through related historical events.

Social Science 131:

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of inter-relationships of the social sciences and their application to the problems of group living in the twentieth century.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the principal facts and concepts of history and sociology.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the historical development of the United States.
  4. Students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of historical and present social problems.
  5. Students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of how to think and write critically about the history of the United States.

Social Science 132:

  1. Students will be able to identify the basic political institutions and processes at the federal, state and local levels.
  2. Students will be able to analyze current policy issues.
  3. Students will be able to define linkages between their individual experiences and the socio-political-economic system.
  4. Students will be able to utilize an interdisciplinary approach which illuminates the interdependence of the social sciences.
  5. Students will be able to develop a framework for a lifelong understanding of the American system and the role of the citizen in it.

Social Science 134:

  1. Students will be able to compare and contrast the different roles of women and men in society.
  2. Students will be able to analyze the vast changes in gender roles that are occurring in contemporary society.
  3. Students will be able to discuss new ideas about gender roles.
  4. Students will be able to analyze the new feminist-male, his source for new meaning and pressure on him for power-sharing.

Social Science 145:

  1. Students will be able to evaluate future career options while doing volunteer work.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate skills, attitudes, and work habits transferable to future employment and/or volunteer work.
  3. Students will be able to describe the benefits of participating in socially useful activities on a volunteer basis.
  4. Students will be able to recognize the role of volunteerism/community service in American society.

Social Science 146:

  1. Students will be able to describe their career options as they do volunteer work.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate skills, attitudes, and work habits transferrable to future employment and/or volunteer work
  3. Students will be able to expand their analysis of the role of volunteer work in American society.
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