CFS Learning Outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
BA Child Development
- Knowledge Base in Child & Family Studies
Students will demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and empirical findings related to human development and family processes in exams, writing assignments, and oral presentations.
2. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Quantitative Reasoning
Students will use critical thinking, problem-solving, and quantitative reasoning to interpret and contribute to the field of human development and family studies.
3. Ethical and Social Responsibility and Commitment to Diverse Communities
Students will identify and demonstrate ethical principles and social responsibility using strength-based perspectives to exhibit leadership in multilingual, multi-ethnic, and global communities.
Students will demonstrate competence in writing, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, exemplifying professional behavior that promotes the development of children and families.
5. Integrative Learning and Professional Development
Students will integrate personal awareness and professional knowledge to serve and advocate for developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive practices in diverse communities.
PLO1. Students will integrate their understanding of advanced concepts and theories related to human development through exams, writing assignments, and oral presentations.
PLO2. Students will implement their advanced knowledge of specific developmental concepts related to their individual career goals within professional settings.
PLO 3. Students will demonstrate quantitative reasoning by formulating and conducting research showing sensitivity to ethical standards and diversity.
PLO 4. Students will articulate advanced concepts and promote awareness of the needs of today’s diverse children and families to stakeholders at the local, state, and national levels.