Asian and Asian American Studies Department Learning Outcomes
Department of Asian and Asian American Studies
The Department of Asian and Asian American Studies has the following Department learning outcomes for all of its programs. Each program has its own set of student learning outcomes aligned with these five:
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
1. Global Awareness
By learning Asian Languages, students develop respect and openness to those whose culture, religion, and views on the world may be different. Asian language students are able to interact with people of Asian heritage in order to discuss issues and reach solutions.
Students as collaborators learn from and work cooperatively across cultures with global team members, sharing responsibility and making necessary compromises while working toward a common goal.
3. Critical Thinking Skills and Problem Solving
Students as inquirers frame, analyze, and synthesize information as a well as negotiate meaning across languages and cultures in order to explore problems and issues from their own and different perspectives.
Students will be well prepared with communication skills to successfully join the workforce of California and the world or to pursue advanced study.
5. Technology Literacy
Students as productive global citizens use appropriate technologies when interpreting messages, interacting with others, and to present information, concepts and ideas.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) across programs in AAAS
By the end of an AAAS BA program, a student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate at least a low-intermediate level of competency (in Chinese or Japanese language if they majored in Chinese Studies or Japanese (see 2012 ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines).
2. Demonstrate competency in English composition skills;
3. Demonstrate competency in oral communication and presentation skills;
4. Demonstrate an understanding of global connections, their changing history and significance;
5. Demonstrate the ability to consistently use cultural world-view frameworks without stereotypes.