Institutional SLOs and Program SLOs

Institutional Student Learning Outcomes

Institutional Learning Outcomes (ISLO's) describe the abilities, skills and knowledge that students will acquire at Oxnard College. As part of the experience, students will also develop attitudes and outlooks befitting a college-educated person. The ten ISLO's below describe the competencies that every dedicated student will have after successful completion of their education at Oxnard College.

1 Subject Knowledge -  The student understands the discipline's basic content, principles, methodologies, and perspectives. 
2 Communication - Student exhibits the ability to communicate clearly and effectively
3 Critical Thinking and Analytic Reasoning -  Student applies critical thinking skills and reasoning to demonstrate continuous inquiry, problem solving, and learning.
4 Quantitative Reasoning -  Student applies quantitative and symbolic reasoning to obtain objective solutions to problems and equations.
5 Creative Expression - Student expresses originality, imagination and innovation.
6 Information Retrieval and Technological Competency - Student demonstrates the ability to find, organize, understand, critically examine and use information from various sources using a variety of technologies.
7 Global Perspectives and/or Multicultural Awareness -  Student demonstrates global awareness to look at issues from multiple perspectives and uses skills for participating in global and local societies.
8 Community Involvement, Leadership and Social Responsibility -  Student understands the complexities of ethical judgment, leadership, social and/or civil responsibility as applied to social and ethical issues.
9 Lifelong Learning and Life Skills -  Student demonstrates effective self-management and interpersonal skills and the skills for a career, transfer, lifelong learning, health and/or self-improvement. 
10 Interdisciplinary Studies -  Student applies more than one discipline's approach to a topic, problem or method.


Program Student Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes (PSLO's)  are specific to a Discipline or Department that offers Degrees or Certificates. Successful completion of these programs indicates mastery in one's chosen discipline. PSLO's are directly related to one or more of the ISLO's (above). Course Learning Outcomes (CSLO's) are related to one or more Program SLO's.

Oxnard College uses a program that "maps" one or more Course SLO's to a Program SLO. For example, a CSLO of "Student can solve a linear equation with one variable" and a CSLO of "Student can find the intercept of an equation" would map to a Program SLO of "Student can solve basic linear equations." Reports run on the PSLO on solving basic linear equations would contain the assessment scores for two Course SLO's, showing the number of assessments that exceed, meet, or fall below the Colleges standards.

In turn, the PSLO of solving basic linear equations would be mapped to the Institution's first ISLO, "Student understands the discipline's basic content." It could also be mapped to the ISLO "Critical thinking and analytical reasoning."  CSLO   -->  PSLO  -->  ISLO  

 

Addictive Disorder Studies  Addictive Disorder Studies for  Alcohol / Drug Counselors Addictive Disorder Studies in Criminal Justice System
Master concepts central to alcohol and drug addiction, i.e., brain, heredity, gender.
Master concepts central to counseling alcohol and/or drug addiction, i.e., interviewing skills, leadership methods.
Master concepts central to the relationship of addiction that leads to significant involvement in the criminal justice system.
Apply critical thinking to addiction data and become acquainted with the relationship to drugs and alcohol usage and crime.
Identify major factors that lead to human resource processes of assistance, discipline and dismissal of employees.
Apply critical thinking to addiction data and become acquainted with the relationship to drugs and alcohol usage and crime.
Identify major factors that contribute to addiction.
Demonstrate familiarity with the correct protocol in counseling clients.
Identify major factors that contribute to addiction.
Learn how to deliver/articulate presentations both written and oral.
Apply their knowledge in a counseling setting in the workplace or in a treatment center.
Learn how to deliver/articulate presentations both written and oral.
Demonstrate familiarity with the standards of professionals ethics in the field of substance abuse prevention.
Locate and use online resources resulting in the improved ability to refer clients to appropriate clinical resources.
Demonstrate familiarity with the standards of professional ethics in the field of substance abuse prevention.
Improve information retrieval and organizational skills including the use of online resources, resulting in the ability to refer clients to the appropriate clinical resources.
 
Improve information retrieval and organizational skills including the use of online resources, resulting in the ability to refer clients to the appropriate clinical resources.
 
 
Master concepts central to alcohol and drug addiction, i.e., brain, heredity, gender.

 

Anthropology Air Conditioning and Refrigeration - Environmental Control Technology American Sign Language
Apply logic, critical thinking, quantitative and qualitative reasoning to anthropological data and be able to distinguish amongst scientific laws, principles, hypotheses and theories.
The student will read, draft and design various construction drawings and electrical schematics used in the HVAC industry.
Students will demonstrate a broad knowledge of Deaf culture, history and political issues relevant to the Deaf community. 
Apply their knowledge to the solution of human problems, both local and global, in both theoretical and practical settings, including a more mature understanding of their own place in society, in the workplace, and in academia.
The  student will  troubleshoot and perform basic mechanical and electrical service and repairs on air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC) systems.
Students will sustain a conversation in ASL in which a variety of sentence types are constructed and responded to and a wide range of vocabulary is incorporated.
Identify major figures in the history of anthropology, the major schools/orientation of anthropological theory, and important trends in contemporary anthropological theory, methods and ethics.
The student will locate and identify applicable codes, licensing requirements and best practices as they relate to the installation of various types of HVAC/R equipment.
Students will be able to tell a story using ASL grammar, a broad range of vocabulary and elements of ASL story development that describes, in detail, the persons/objects involved and incidents that occurred.
Demonstrate familiarity with the standards of professional ethics espoused by the discipline of anthropology.
 
  
Develop skills in ethnographic writing, speaking and presentation.
 
  
Master concepts and methods central to the anthropological perspective, e.g. culture, human evolution, genetics, linguistics, archaeology, prehistory, diversity, physical type, language, gender/sex, cultural relativism, holism, social structure, historical and cross-cultural comparisons, kinship, participant-observation and globalism.
 
  
Develop and improve information retrieval and management skills, particularly the use of online resources.
 
 

 

Art Art - Two Dimensional Studio Auto Body Repair
Interpret artworks that are visual or non-visual and be able to respond to the artwork with interpretation.
Listen, receive, attend to, interpret, and respond appropriately to (1) verbal and/or (2) nonverbal messages.
Identify and comprehend environmental safety rules and regulations, in the following areas. Shop safety, personal safety, hazardous material safety, air bag safety, respirator safety, welding safety, and power tool and equipment safety.
Present ideas related to subject matter and communicate effectively.
Speak clearly and organize ideas and communicate verbal or nonverbal messages appropriate to the audience and the situation.
Demonstrate the ability to analyze and evaluate various damage areas of a vehicles including estimate the costs of repair, and identify the safety and proper procedures of repair.
Understand and use the elements of design in the correct application in various creative contexts.
Use basic geometric shapes, such as: lines, angles, shapes and space.
Demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to repair vehicles in the Auto Body Industry in the following areas:   cosmetic repairs, painting spot repair, painting a panel repair, painting a complete car, no structural body repairs, structural body repair, and final detailing of a vehicle.
Demonstrate creative expression when they design and implement a hands-on experience through creative thinking and either individually or collaboratively create original work, which they then revise and improve upon, based on critical feedback.
Demonstrate creative expression when they achieve a hands-on experience with creative endeavors and either individually or collaboratively create original work applying feedback to improve their performance.
 
Understand the complex blend of personal vision, social-cultural background, ethical values and aesthetic judgment in their own artistic work.
Understand the complex blend of personal vision, social-cultural background, ethical values and aesthetic judgment in their own artistic work.
 
Demonstrate an understanding of art including its many contexts and art's interrelationships with other disciplines.
Demonstrate an understanding of art including historical context and interrelationships with other disciplines.
 
Engage in collaborative projects that allow students to practice critical thinking, express their ideas, and apply creative art concepts across disciplinary lines and in a variety of contexts.
   

 

Automotive Technology Biological Sciences Business
Upon completion of the Automotive Technology Program, students will be able to complete industry standard documents and related paperwork.
Students will use logic and the scientific method to draw well supported conclusions pertaining to biological questions.
Students will acquire skills for employment in a variety of public and private organizations.
Upon completion of the Automotive Technology Program, students will be able to comprehend math concepts and as they apply to automotive diagnosis and repair.
Students will display written and verbal competency in the description and analysis of biological subject matter.
Students will apply rules and principles to new business situations.
Upon completion of the Automotive Technology Program, students will be able to identify and comprehend environmental safety rules and regulations related to the Automotive Industry.
Students will integrate ideas and values from different disciplines (i.e. mathematics, chemistry) to explain biological concepts or ideas.
Students will demonstrate collaboration skills by working effectively with others in group settings - both inside and outside the classroom.
Upon completion of the Automotive Technology Program, students will be able to effectively research and utilize information as it applies to the automotive industry.
Students will conduct research and information gathering using a variety of sources such as texts, tables, graphs, maps, media, personal communication, observation, and electronic databases to answer biological questions.
Students will demonstrate personal conduct that reflects an ethical understanding of complex business, economic and social issues.
 
Students will understand and communicate complex relationships between natural and human systems.
Students will formulate ways of accessing and intepreting business information from beyond their immediate spheres.
 
Students will be able to recognize applications of biology in everyday life.
Students will write clearly and accurately in a avariety of business contexts and formats while checking, editing, and revising their written work for correct information, appropriate emphasis, form, style, and grammar.
 
Students will be able to acquire knowledge and skills sufficient to allow one to pursue more advanced study in biological sciences or seek employment in biology-related fields, or upgrade skills for the workplace.
 

 

Chemistry Coastal Environmental Studies Communication Studies
Conduct experiments, analyze data, and interpret results, while observing responsible and ethical scientific conduct.
Students will apply mathematical concepts such as:  whole numbers, percentages, estimates, and statistical methods to scientific phenomena in the field and laboratory.
Students will be able to apply appropriate communication theories to verbal, nonverbal, and mediated messages, texts, and/or interactions.
Demonstrate and understanding of major concepts, theoretical principles and experimental findings in chemistry.
Students will conduct research and information gathering using a variety of sources such as:  texts, tables, graphs, maps, media, personal communication, observation and electronic databases.
Students will be able to apply interpersonal, group, and intercultural concepts and theories to their personal communication encounters.
Students will be prepared to transfer to a university or enter allied health programs such as dental hygiene.
Students will understand and communicate complex relationships between natural and human systems.
Students will be able to display written and oral communication skills by critically evaluating information, analyzing structure, developing arguments, and supporting positions.
Students will be prepared to transfer to a university or enter allied health programs such as dental hygiene.
 Students will use logic and the scientific method to draw well supported conclusions from information.
Students will be able to think and listen critically and be able to evaluate their own communication competence.
Students will demonstrate proficiency in the use of appropriate instrumentation to collect and record data from chemical experiments.
Students will use tables, graphs, charts, and diagrams to explain concepts or ideas.
Students will be able to understand the interdependencies of culture and communication in dyads, groups, organizations, and communities.
Use critical thinking and efficient problem-solving skills in the four basic areas of chemistry: analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical.
 
  
Use modern instrumentation for chemical analysis.
 
  

 

Administrative Assistant Computer Networking/IT Culinary Arts & Restaurant Management
Students will be able to apply effective telephone techniques.
Students will demonstrate the ability to upgrade a personal computer and install an operating system so that it can participate on a network.
Students are adept at applying quantitative reasoning to obtain objective solutions to equations, i.e. food costing, recipe conversion, and costing.
Students will be able to apply filing rules.
Students will have the knowledge and aptitude to create a routed network utilizing the proper cabling, IP addressing scheme, and routing protocol.
Students are capable of applying critical thinking skills in reasoning and problem solving, i.e. read, analyze, and assemble a recipe.
Students will be able to enter numbers by touch using a numeric keypad.
Upon completion of the computer networking program, students will be able to troubleshoot a computer network using a structured methodology.
Students are capable of communication clearly and effectively with Chefs and Managers through verbal and/or nonverbal messages, i.e. using terms related to the field.
Students will be able to keyboard by touch effectively.
Students completing the program will be able to implement technologies to create a secure network and demonstrate competency in mitigating attacks on a network.
Students are proficient at understanding the discipline's basic content, principles, methodologies and perspectives central to the foodservice industry, i.e. segments of the industry, safe food handling, and food preparation.
Students will be able to use an operating system to manage files and folders effectively in an office environment.
Students will demonstrate competency in soft skills to include the ability to write utilizing proper grammar and spelling, the ability to work in a team in a research activity, and the ability to present a computer networking/IT topic as part of a team.
Students are somewhat proficient in being able to identify major figures in history, "the great chefs" and their contribution to the industry.
Students will be able to use applications software to create and save office and business related documents.
 
Students demonstrate competencies the ability in operating, disassembling, assembling, and maintenance of foodservice equipment.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic computer knowledge and skills.
 
Students understanding of the basics procedures and communicating clearly, allows them to express originality, imagination and innovation, i.e. creating and producing pastry items.
Identify characteristics of an effective office professional.
  
Students demonstrate leadership and social responsibility and judgment, i.e. learning how to managae people in an industry invironment. This also gives students the skills for career advancement and self-improvement.

 

Dance Dental Assisting Dental Hygiene
Students will demonstrate collaboration and professionalism in academics and production.
Students graduating from OCDAP will be able to effectively practice anti-cariogenic techniques and employ the appropriate anti-cariogenice dental materials (e.g., administer oral hygiene instructions, apply fluoride varnish) under the proper supervision of a dentist.
Students graduation from the OCDHP will be competent in performing the common local anesthetic techniques used in the practice of dental hygiene.
Students will demonstrate competency in dance technique to support performance.
Students graduating from OCDAP will be able to manage their fundamental roles in the dental practice.
Students graduating from the OCDHP will be able to analyze oral structures/tissues and evaluate these oral structures/tissues for pathology and treat any pathology appropriately.
Students will demonstrate the ability to apply the fundamental principles of choreography to their own creative process.
Students graduating from the OCDAP will be able to examine the ethical and legal decisions inherent to the dental field and distinguish between unethical and illegal actions.
Students graduating from the OCDHP will be able to construct dental hygiene treatment plans and employ these plans to provide comprehensive dental hygiene treatment to patients.
Students will demonstrate understanding of the historical and cultural influences of dance.
Students graduating from the OCDAP will be competent in employing the skills of chairside dental assisting in general practice and be able to compare and contrast those general practice skills to the duties of a dental assistant in specialty practice.
Students graduating from the OCDHP will be able to manage their fundamental roles in the dental practice.
Students will know the special vocabulary and terminology for different dance genres.
Students graduation from the OCDAP will be able to operate dental radiographic equipment properly and safely.
Students graduating from the OCDHP will be able to operate dental radiographic equipment properly and safely.
 
 
Students graduating from the OCDHP will be able to evaluate patients' medical/dental histories and make appropriate adjustments to their dental hygiene treatment.

 

Digital Media Studies Early Childhood Education Economics
Acquire skills with Adobe Suite of applications, Flash and Cascading Style Sheets.
Interpret best and promising teaching and care practices as it relates  to the history of Early Childhood Education, range of delivery systems, program types and philosophies and ethical standards.
Students will demonstrate a good grasp of a variety of micro and macroeconomic theories, and be able to apply these correctly to economic issues and events.
 
Design, implement and evaluate environments and activities that support positive developmental play and learning outcomes for all young children.
Students will demonstrate the ability to critically examine real world economic, political and social issues, with an objective and analytical approach, and the ability to effectively apply economic theories and reasoning to such real world economic and interdisciplinary situations.
 
Critique strategies that support and empower families through respectful, reciprocal relationships to involve all families in their children’s development and learning.
Students will demonstrate the ability to apply appropriate graphs, data, and quantitative analysis, to economic issues and events.
 
Critically assess community support services and agencies that are available to families and how those services impact the relationship between children and families.
Students will demonstrate an awareness of global economic issues and be able to apply economic theories and analysis to issues and events from a global perspective.
 
Demonstrate systematic observation methods to provide data to assess the impact of the environment, interactions and curriculum on all domains of children’s learning and development.
Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate economic information, ideas and reasoning, in writing, and with the correct use of grammar and sentence structure. This will require evidence of application of the appropriate levels of economic analysis, and be supported by data, quantitative and non-quantitative evidence, and quantitative tools.
 
Analyze major developmental milestones for children from conception through adolescence in the areas of physical, psychosocial, cognitive, and language development using standard research methodologies.
Students will demonstrate effective critical thinking abilities when examining economic issues as presented in their textbook, books, articles, newspapers, and other written as well as oral sources.
 
Students will differentiate characteristics of typical and atypical development at various stages.
 
 
Apply effective guidance and interaction strategies that support all children's social learning, identity and self confidence.
 

 

Education Emergency Medical Technology English as a Second Language
Acquire fundamental knowledge of American educational system.
Appropriately manage patient care relating to illness and injury in the prehospital setting.
Students will understand and use library and learning resources and support services.
 
  
Students will be able to hold a conversation about an everyday topic in English so as to understand and make themselves understood.
 
 
Students will demonstrate English reading skills in identifying main ideas and supporting details.
 
 
Students will write sentences using various English verb tenses of increasing complexity from the simple present and present continuous through the present perfect.

 

English Environmental Control Technology Film, Television & Electronic Media
Transitional English:  Students will identify patterns of organization in essays for better reading comprehension.
The  student will  troubleshoot and perform basic mechanical and electrical service and repairs on air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC) systems.
Apply Rule of Thirds in framing for On-Camera Interviews (OCIs).
Transitional English:  Students will use contextual clues in reading to understand target vocabulary.
The student will locate and identify applicable codes, licensing requirements and best practices as they relate to the installation of various types of HVAC/R equipment.
Demonstrate basic microphone set-up and field mixing operation.
Transitional English: Students will demonstrate reading skills in identifying stated and implied main ideas and supporting details.
The student will read, draft and design various construction drawings and electrical schematics used in the HVAC industry.
Analyze video production goals to develop an aesthetically appropriate lighting plan.
Transitional English:  Students will apply a variety of study skills including SQ3R, note-taking, and time management.
 
Operate a studio camera and perform basic moves such as pan, tilt, zoom in and out, and dolly in and out.
Transitional English:  Students will write paragraphs using correct sentence structure, punctuation and grammar.
 
Monitor and calibrate video and audio signal levels using appropriate metering devices.
Transitional English:  Students will use proper Modern Language Association (MLA) formatting for essays.
 
Edit a basic video production, using non-linear editing software.
Transitional English:  Students will write a well-developed 3 - 5 paragraph essay with stated thesis, body paragraphs and conclusion.
 
Analyze and understand film and media in relation to aesthetics, genre, and film language in critical essays and writing assignments.
The student will express and support an original thesis in a well-organized, clearly written, correctly documented essay.
 
Differentiate global filmmakers, film styles, and film industries in international film history through critical thinking and writing assignments.
The student will identify major authors and works of American literature from the Pre-colonial through the Postmodern periods.
 
   
The student will identify major authors and works of British literature from the Old English through the Postmodern Periods.
 
   
The student will identify the literary elements of works in various genres and articulate how those elements contribute to a work's overall effect and theme..
 
   
The student will relate individual works to literary and cultural trends of the periods covered.
 
   
The student will think critically and analytically about an individual literary work or groups of works and synthesize a thesis about that work or works.
 
   
The student will, depending on courses taken, produce creative expressions in poetry, prose, drama, creative non-fiction, or screenplays.
 
   

 

Fire Technology Firefighter I Academy Geography
Upon completion of the Fire Technology Program, the student will be able to compare various types of fire protection systems and explain each systems role in the fire service.
Define and identify the organization structure, culture, and expectations of entry level firefighting personnel.
Interpret Earth’s dynamic physical processes and identify their spatial distribution as they relate to the biodiversity and productivity of ecosystems.
Upon completion of the Fire Technology Program, the student will be able to identify apparatus, equipment and tools essential for successful fire department operations.
Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively through a variety of methods.
Identify and critically analyze patterns of human-environment interactions, including perception and use of natural resources.
Upon completion of the Fire Technology Program, the student will be able to identify the roles and responsibilities of the fire service.
Demonstrate the knowledge and use of firefighting equipment specific to the given task.
 Apply geospatial technologies to the analysis of maps, graphs and spatial data sets.
Upon completion of the Fire Technology Program, the student will be able to describe the importance of fire prevention and how it relates to the community, public education and the fire service.
Demonstrate their knowledge of tactics and strategies and incident command through the selection and implementation of firefighting methods.
Display written competency in the description and analysis of geographic subject matter.
Upon completion of the Fire Technology Program, the student will be able to recognize factors on the fire ground that jeopardize the safety of firefighters.
Recognize and assess firefighter hazards inherent to the profession.
 Acquire knowledge and skills sufficient to allow one to pursue advanced study in geography or find employment in a geography-related field.
Upon completion of the Fire Technology Program, the student will be able to relate the building construction type to its anticipated fire behavior in emergency situations.
 
Demonstrate familiarity with the application of geography in everyday life.
Upon completion of the Fire Technology Program, the student will recognize the characteristics of fire behavior and relate how the external influences of weather and chemicals affect it.
 
 

 

Geology Health Education History
 Students informed in earth science will be able to apply the scientific method to solve earth science problems such as determining the age of the Earth or determining the origin of the oceans.
The student demonstrates awareness of the interrelated dimensions of wellness.
Students will demonstrate knowledge of historical events, trends and significant decision makers in a designated historical subject area.
Students informed in earth science will be able to acquire knowledge and skills sufficient to allow one to pursue advanced study in earth science or find employment in earth science related fields
The student applies health-related knowledge to promote behavior modifications that reduce disease risk and improve quality of life.
Students will demonstrate skill in historical research by locating and utilizing scholarly sources including primary source material.
Students informed in earth science will be able to apply general math skills such as unit conversion, ratios and percentages to solving simple rate problems; evaluate data, produce and interpret tables and graphs; apply the metric system of measurement.
The student utilizes knowledge to become a self-directed learner who has a foundational knowledge of health promotion and disease prevention.
Students will demonstrate critical thinking in their writing of history compositions.
 Students informed in earth science will be able to demonstrate scientific literacy by defining and explaining the major steps in the scientific method of investigation, specifically, the difference between empirical data, interpretation, testable hypothesis, theory, paradigm, speculation, and pseudo-science.
The student demonstrates an understanding of the relationship between scientific research and established knowledge.
Students will be able to express connections between their knowledge of history and current social conditions, problems and controversies.
Students informed in earth science will be able to display written competency in the description and analysis of earth science subject matter.
 
 
Students informed in earth science will be able to identify, research, evaluate and integrate scholarly literature within the discipline.
 
 
Students informed in earth science will be able to list and categorize common natural resources and explain their origin, spatial distribution, appropriate exploration methods, and the resulting products, wastes, and contaminants.
 
 
 Students informed in earth science will be able to list, explain, and evaluate global and local earth science hazards such as earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, and seismic sea waves.
 
 
Students informed in earth science will be able to recognize applications of earth science in everyday life.
 
 

 

Intercollegiate Athletics Marine Studies Microbiology
The student athlete demonstrates leadership roles both on campus and in the community.
Students informed in marine studies will be able to acquire knowledge and skills sufficient to allow one to pursue more advanced study in marine studies or find employment in marine studies related fields.
Students will use logic and the scientific method to draw well-supported conclusions pertaining to biological/microbiological questions.
The student athlete completes the requirements for successful transfer to a four-year institution.
Students informed in marine studies will be able to apply general math skills such as unit conversion, ratios, and percentages to solving simple rate problems; evaluate data, produce and interpret tables and graphs; apply the metric system of measurement.
Students will display written and verbal competency in the description and analysis of microbiological subject matter.
The student athlete develops the ability to participate in athletic competition to the fullest extent of his or her capability.
Students informed in marine studies will be able to demonstrate scientific literacy by defining and explaining the major steps in the scientific method of investigation, specifically, the difference between empirical data, interpretation, testable hypothesis, theory, paradigm, speculation, and pseudo-science.
Students will integrate ideas and values from different disciplines (i.e. mathematics, chemistry) to explain microbiological concepts or ideas.
The student athlete connects to teammates, coaches and the competitive atmosphere in a manner that enhances participation as well as the team environment.
Students informed in marine studies will be able to recognize applications of marine studies in everyday life.
Students will conduct research and information gathering using a variety of sources such as texts, tables, graphs, maps, media, personal communication, observation and electronic databases to answer biological questions.
The student athlete executes advanced intercollegiate skills in fitness, physical activity, and intercollegiate athletics.
Students informed in marine studies will conduct research and information gathering using a variety of sources such as: texts,
tables, graphs, maps, media, personal communication, observation and electronic databases.
Students will understand and communicate complex relationships between natural and human systems.
 
Students will be able to identify the first step of the scientific method as "observation".
Students will be able to recognize applications of microbiology in everyday life.
 
 
Students will be able to acquire knowledge and skills sufficient to allow one to pursue more advanced study in biological sciences or seek employment in biology-related fields, or upgrade skills for the workplace.

 

Music Paralegal Studies Philosophy
Both beginners and experienced musicians will gain an increased appreciation and understanding of the universal language of music.
Students will be able to apply rules and principles to new situations in the Paralegal Studies arena.
Compare and contrast different philosophical traditions, positions, and/or topics of philosophical investigation.
Students will perform with appropriate tone, technique, and musicality in their primary performance medium.
Students will be able to locate appropriate documents and utilize them to develop legal forms of various kinds used in the Paralegal Studies arena.
Construct novel written philosophical arguments, and/or reconstruct traditional arguments, and offer defenses against (possible) objections.
Students will demonstrate their understanding of musical notation.
Students will be able to write clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats while checking, editing, and revising their written work for accurate information, appropriate emphasis, correct citation form and style, and proper grammar on legal documents, memoranda, pleadings and forms.
Demonstrate basic skills of critical thinking and logical reasoning in problem-solving and/or writing.
Students will differentiate between music's various cultural and historical contexts.
Students will demonstrate familiarity with, ability to use, and ability to write with appropriate legal terms and legal terminology.
 Distinguish basic philosophical concepts from several major subject matter categories such as metaphysics, epistemology, ethic s, social and political philosophy, etc.
 
Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of American system of government and federal, state and local court systems, and alternative dispute resolution.
Recognize and criticize basic forms of logical fallacies.
 
Students will be able to research California and federal statutes, cases, and court rules appropriate to given factual scenarios.
 

 

Physical Education Physics Physiology
The student articulates how to develop personal health and longevity through appropriate physical activity and theory courses.
Students will apply the fundamental principles of physics to solve quantitative problems involving physical systems given certain parameters.
Students will use logic and the scientific method to draw well supported conclusions pertaining to biological questions.
The student demonstrates basic knowledge of functional human anatomy, physiology and biomechanics in relation to performing a variety of physical activity skills.
Students will appropriately utilize physics equipment and the skills needed to gather and analyze data pertaining to physical systems.
Students will display written and verbal competency in the description and analysis of physiological/biological subject matter.
The student discovers the role physical activity plays in achieving and maintaining quality of life.
Students will extract information from graphs containing relations between physical quantities and use it to draw conclusions pertaining to the given system.
Students will integrate ideas and values from different disciplines (i.e. mathematics, chemistry) to explain physiological concepts or ideas.
The student demonstrates motivational techniques and applies them to create lifestyle changes in fitness and health.
Students will interpret and develop diagrams depicting physical systems and use them to draw conclusions, formulate mathematical representations, and solve for unknown physical quantities.
Students will conduct research and information gathering using a variety of sources such as texts, tables, graphs, maps, media, personal communication, observation, and electronic databases to answer physiological questions.
The student applies fitness principles and biometric measures to design, develop, and implement an effective personalized fitness program.
Utilize communication skills (e.g. written, oral, web-based) to effectively report observational results and conclusions based on these results.
Students will understand and communicate complex relationships between natural and human systems.
 
 
Students will be able to recognize applications of physiology in everyday life.

 

Political Science Psychology Sociology
Students should demonstrate a knowledge and awareness of contemporary issues, political institutions, and problems in the community and their historical contexts. Students should demonstrate an understanding of the importance of community involvement and leadership.
Demonstrate competence in information technologies used for data analysis, research, and presentation.
Demonstrate familiarity with major theories in sociology and exercise the sociological imagination to the study of social life.
Students should demonstrate a working knowledge of research in politica science and identify research questions, hypotheses and analyze, critique and integrate souce materials.
Demonstrate an understanding of and apply psychological principles and methods to personal, social, and organizational issues in ways that promote self-understanding, personal development and effective relationships, and which enable students to function as more effective members of society.
Demonstrate an understanding of cross-cultural differences and an understanding of the importance of a structural context in analyzing social issues.
Students should demonstrate an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the political institutions through which public policies are formulated, modified, and implemented.
Demonstrate critical thinking and creative problem-solving strategies by applying psychological research methods such as experimental design, data analysis and interpretation.
Demonstrate and understand a variety of explanations of human behavior in groups and account for differences in terms of the influences between society, culture and the environment, and among particular groups within.
Students should demonstrate an understanding of the mechanics of writing in Political Science and demonstrate proficiency in spelling, grammar and sentence structure. This includes stylistic considerations such as formatting and source documentation. Students should also demonstrate the ability to communicate ideas (oral) effectively.
Demonstrate effective communication skills appropriate to professional work in psychology.
Demonstrate competence in defining, critically assessing, and using sociological concepts and their application to a social structural context.
Students should demonstrate increasingly sophisticated skills in reading sources critically. Students should be able to research, evaluate and analyze the field of Political science and relate ideas to other fields as well.
Demonstrate knowledge of major concepts, theories, and empirical approaches from diverse perspectives of psychology including: biological, developmental, individual, social, learning and cognitive processes.
Identify and employ various research designs and their appropriate application to the study of social life, utilizing theoretical perspectives in the discipline and analysis of data produced.
Students should demonstrate increasingly sophisticated skills in reading sources critically. Students should be able to research, evaluate and analyze the field of Political science and relate ideas to other fields as well.
Identify and abide by the ethics of psychology including recognition of, understanding of, and respect for socio-cultural complexity and international/global diversity.
 

 

Sociology - Human Services Spanish  
Demonstrate an understanding of cross-cultural differences and an understanding of the importance of the structural context in analyzing social problems.
Distinguish the cultural and linguistic diversity of the Spanish spoken in Latin American countries,  Spain, and the U.S.
 
 Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical treatment of human service clientele when providing service.
Read, analyze, and discuss a wide range of texts in Spanish, including literary works.
 
Demonstrate an understanding of the social services’ agencies and their goals for assisting clients with problems in the community.
Demonstrate awareness of cultural, political, and social aspects of the Spanish-speaking world.
 
Demonstrate familiarity with major theoretical approaches to service delivery.
Communicate orally and in writing in at the Intermediate-High level of proficiency as stated by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
 
Evaluate the role of human services professionals and the needs of the poor.
 
 
Identify elementary knowledge of intervention techniques for
counseling clients.
 
 
Incorporate community social welfare goals within the field of service along with the basic needs of clients.
 
 
Utilize role playing in order to examine values and attitudes of human service providers and their clients.