MISSION STATEMENT & STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

MISSION STATEMENT:
The Social Science department's primary mission is to facilitate the development of students from all walks of life so that they may know the true nature of man's place on earth.  Our secondary goal is to teach students three essential critical thinking skills (outcomes): analysis, evaluation and inference. We do this so that our students gain the confidence to live richer lives and that they may transfer or seek employment in their chosen career.
 
DEGREE PROGRAMS
Degree:  AA Modern Political Studies
Degree Learning Outcomes
The student will:
1. Critically evaluate the decentralized nature of power in the American political system.
2. Assess the major concepts in comparing and analyzing political systems and political cultures around the globe, e.g., globalization, democratization, political and economic development in selected countries, etc.
3. Evaluate and interpret the global interaction of nations, non-governmental organizations, and international organizations in the international arena .
4. Use media resources to evaluate and assess research and writings in issues of Political Science.
 
Degree:  Political Science AA-T
Degree Learning Outcomes
The student will:
1. Critically evaluate the decentralized nature of power in the American political system.
2. Assess the major concepts in comparing and analyzing political systems and political cultures around the globe, e.g., globalization, democratization, political and economic development in selected countries, etc.
3. Evaluate and interpret the global interaction of nations, non-governmental organizations, and international organizations in the international arena .
4. Use media resources to evaluate and assess research and writings in issues of Political Science.
5.

Judge the respective relevance of the major western political philosophers of the past for the 21st century.

 
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS 
Certificate of Achievement:  African American Studies
Certificate Learning Outcomes
The student will:
1. Describe the experiences of African Americans in the American and African Diaspora, including their cultures, histories, and politics.
2. Apply data to understand the impact of societal, economic and political factors on the life chances of people of African descent.
3. Examine the global linkages between African Americans and people of African descent throughout the world.