Liberal Arts Program Outcomes

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Associate in Arts Degree – Liberal Arts

Upon successful completion of the AA degree in Liberal Arts, the student should be able to:

  1. Make effective decisions with intellectual integrity to solve problems and/or achieve goals utilizing the skills of critical thinking, creative thinking, information literacy, and quantitative/symbolic reasoning.
  2. Ethically, compose, convey, and interpret varied perspectives with respect to an intended audience using visual, oral, written, social, and other forms of communication.
  3. Evaluate one’s own ethics and traditions in relation to those of other peoples and embrace the diversity of human experience while actively engaging in local, regional, and other global communities.
  4. Through various modes of inquiry, demonstrate how aesthetics engage the human experience, revealing the interconnectedness of knowledge and life.
  5. Explore and synthesize knowledge, attitudes, and skills from a variety of cultural and academic perspectives to enhance our local and global communities.

Associate in Arts – Liberal Arts with a concentration in Art

In addition to the general student learning outcomes of the AA Liberal Arts program in critical thinking, information retrieval and technology, oral communication, quantitative reasoning, written communication and understanding of self and community, students completing the Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Art should be able to:

  1. Successfully apply the formal elements and principles of art and design.
  2. Exhibit fundamental skills and concepts relative to the practice of visual arts.
  3. Complete the creative problem-solving process from planning and discovery to implementation and evaluation.
  4. Exhibit an ability to communicate effectively both visually and verbally the intent of completed artwork.
  5. Demonstrate a broad grasp of the history of art within cultural contexts and a more specialized knowledge of certain periods, cultures, and issues.

Associate in Arts – Liberal Arts with a concentration in Business Administration

In addition to the general student learning outcomes of the AA Liberal Arts program in critical thinking, information retrieval and technology, oral communication, quantitative reasoning, written communication and understanding of self and community, students completing the Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts with a Concentration in Business Administration should be able to:

  1. Record and report financial information for sole proprietorships in service and retail operations using accounting theory and methods
  2. Use methods for evaluating financial performance for corporations, including cost accounting, budgeting, break-even analysis, ratio analysis, and cash flow analysis.
  3. Apply principles of business and managerial communications through analyzing various kinds of business messages and writing informatively, analytically, and persuasively for business purposes.
  4. Explain concepts in Micro and Macroeconomics, with emphasis on price system and market structures, and modern theory of income determination indicating how and why income, production, employment and price levels fluctuate. Kapi’olani Community College Programs 2014 – 2015, page 169
  5. Describe laws impacting business operations.
  6. Utilize major computer application packages as tools in business problem-solving.

Associate in Arts – Liberal Arts with a concentration in Deaf Studies & Deaf Education

In addition to the general student learning outcomes of the AA Liberal Arts program in critical thinking, information retrieval and technology, oral communication, quantitative reasoning, written communication and understanding of self and community, students successfully completing the Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education should be able to:

  1. Use informed decision making to function effectively in the classroom, school, local, and/or professional communities.
  2. Use communication skills to work effectively with deaf students, their families, school administrators, teachers, staff, and other related personnel.
  3. Use instructional and behavioral management strategies to facilitate a positive learning environment for students.
  4. Demonstrate professionalism and ethical practices in the classroom, school, local, and professional communities.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge and skills specific to the instruction and support of students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing in a variety of settings.
  6. Demonstrate intermediate skills in American Sign Language and English.

Associate in Arts – Liberal Arts with a concentration in Education

In addition to the general student learning outcomes of the AA Liberal Arts program in critical thinking, information retrieval and technology, oral communication, quantitative reasoning, written communication and understanding of self and community, students completing the Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Education should be able to:

  1. Use informed decision making to function effectively in the classroom, school, local, and/or professional communities.
  2. Use communication skills to work effectively with students, their families, school administrators, teachers, staff, and other related personnel.
  3. Use instructional and behavioral management strategies to facilitate a positive learning environment for students.
  4. Demonstrate professionalism and ethical practices in the classroom, school, local, and professional communities.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge and skills specific to the instruction and support of students in a variety of settings.

Associate in Arts – Liberal Arts with a concentration in Secondary Education

In addition to the general student learning outcomes of the AA Liberal Arts program in critical thinking, information retrieval and technology, oral communication, quantitative reasoning, written communication and understanding of self and community, students completing the Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Secondary Education should be able to:

  1. Use informed decision making to function effectively in the classroom, school, local, and/or professional communities.
  2. Use communication skills to work effectively with students, their families, school administrators, teachers, staff, and other related personnel.
  3. Use instructional and behavioral management strategies to facilitate a positive learning environment for students.
  4. Demonstrate professionalism and ethical practices in the classroom, school, local, and professional communities.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge and skills specific to the instruction and support of students in a variety of settings.

Academic Subject Certificate – Asian Studies

Upon successful completion of an Academic Subject Certificate in Asian Studies a student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of his/her own culture in a comparative context relative to Asia—that is, recognizes that his/her culture is one of many diverse cultures and that alternate perceptions and behaviors may be based in cultural differences.
  2. Use knowledge of Asian issues, Asian cultural frames of reference, and alternate perspectives to think critically and solve problems.
  3. Communicate and engage with people in Asian language communities in a range of settings for a variety of purposes, developing skills in each of the four modalities: speaking (productive), listening (receptive), reading (receptive), and writing (productive).
  4. Use writing to discover and articulate ideas about Asia.

Academic Subject Certificate – International Studies

Upon successful completion of the Academic Subject Certificate in International Studies, a globally competent student should be able to:

(Knowledge)

  1. Understand his/her culture in a global and comparative context — that is, recognize that his/her culture is one of many diverse cultures and that alternate perceptions and behaviors may be based in cultural differences.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of global issues, processes, trends, and systems (i.e., economic and political interdependency among nations, environmental-cultural interaction, transnational governance bodies, and nongovernmental organizations).
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of other cultures (beliefs, values, perspectives, practices, and products).

(Skills)

  1. Use knowledge, diverse cultural frames of reference, and alternate perspectives to think critically and solve problems.
  2. Communicate and connect with people in other language communities in a range of settings for a variety of purposes, developing skills in each of the four modalities: speaking (productive), listening (receptive), reading (receptive), and writing (productive)
  3. Use foreign language skills and/or knowledge of other cultures to extend his/her access to information, experiences, and understanding.
  4. Use writing to discover and articulate ideas about the world.
  5. Apply numeric, graphic, or other forms of symbolic reasoning accurately and appropriately.

(Attitudes)

  1. Appreciate the language, art, religion, philosophy, and material way of life of different cultures.
  2. Accept cultural differences and tolerates cultural ambiguity.
  3. Demonstrate an ongoing willingness to seek out international or intercultural opportunities.

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