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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 learning objectives for all of its programs:

DEPARTMENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES    

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.

2. Collaboration

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.

4. Communication

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 an intermediate-low 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.

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Department of Asian and Asian American Studies

Contact us at 562-985-4645 or stop by our office in FO3-340

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