Graduate Degree Learning Outcomes and Curriculum Maps Listing

 

College of Arts & Letters

MFA in Creative Writing Webpage

DLO 1: Develop skills in writing, editing, and revision in the student's primary literary genre.

DLO 2: Make evident reading knowledge of classical and contemporary literature and determine how the student's own work fits within a literary tradition.

DLO 3: Exhibit the ability to read and respond thoughtfully and critically to work by other MFA students.

DLO 4: Indicate understanding of the theory and practice of literary publishing, including the practice of submitting work to literary journals and/or to quality trade book publishers.

DLO 5: Cultivate a professional identity in terms of self-presentation in both written and oral forms to include reading work aloud at public venues, interviewing other writers, attending outside readings, writing book reviews, and organizing literary events.

DLO 6: Write a polished creative manuscript (120 pages of fiction or 48 pages of poetry) of marketable quality and publicly present (orally) an excerpt from it.

DLO 7: Demonstrate readiness for finding employment in various professional fields, such as education, journalism, public relations, publishing, and technical writing. 

Latin American Studies and Public Health M.A./M.P.H. Webpage

DLO 1: Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to promote health and prevent disease within a Latin American historical, cultural, and linguistic milieu,, whether that milieu is in Latin America itself, the U.S./Mexico border, or in the interior of the U.S.

DLO 2: Integrate public health methods and practices with the changing demographic profile of the U.S., focusing on the health and well being in Latino communities both in the U.S. and in Central and South America.

DLO 3: Achieve linguistic skills and cultural competency in public health capable of addressing the changing health issues among the Spanish speaking populations in Latin America and the U.S.

DLO 4: Apply and integrate program knowledge and skills through practical field experience, and fulfill other specific MPH field practice learning objectives. 5. Conduct original research by identifying a problem, preparing a research proposal, carrying out the research, presenting the research findings, and orally defending a written thesis.

Philosophy Webpage

DLO 1: Students are prepared for entry into a PhD program, teaching at the community college level, or entry into other professional programs (e.g., law school).

DLO 2: Students outline, stake, present counterarguments to and overcome them, and defend an original position (thesis) concerning some specialized area (e.g., history, metaphysics, science, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, etc.)

DLO 3: Students present their research in a public forum.

DLO 4: Students write at the professional level;

DLO 5: Students correctly apply and use deductive logic symbolization and argumentation.

Political Science Webpage

Graduate students in our program will develop skill sets beyond what undergraduates achieve:

DLO 1: Interpret, explain, and analyze academic work about politics critically in the context of scholarly debates.

DLO 2: Design effective research questions about politics and use appropriate methods and evidence to answer them.

DLO 3: Locate and evaluate different types of primary and secondary sources of information about political phenomena.

DLO 4: Build effective oral and written arguments and develop original critical voice as an author.

In addition, our graduate students will gain scholarly breadth across disciplinary fields that engage different dimensions and scales of politics writ large. Many courses will span multiple fields:

DLO 5: Develop substantive expertise in Global Politics, which might include international relations and organizations, globalization, international law, imperialism, international development, migration, resistance movements, or climate change.

DLO 6: Develop substantive expertise in Regional and Comparative Politics, which might include domestic institutions, political processes, mobilizations, political economies, or public policies in the U.S. or other countries at national, state, or local scales.

DLO 7: Develop substantive expertise in Theories of Politics, which might include a variety of theoretical worldviews about politics, political identities, nationalism, the state, citizenship, systems and structures of inequality, and theories and practice of justice. 

RWS M.A. Webpage

DLO 1: Apply disciplinary terminology in the areas of rhetoric, composition studies, and professional writing. 

DLO 2: Demonstrate familiarity with historical and contemporary texts in the areas of rhetoric, composition studies, and professional writing.

DLO 3: Evaluate a range of research methods common to rhetoric, composition studies, or professional writing and generate a research proposal. 

DLO 4: Create scholarly writing in the areas of rhetoric, composition studies, and professional writing. 

DLO 5: Apply writing theories and practices with attention to academic, professional, and/or educational contexts

Spanish M.A. Webpage

Goal 1. To demonstrate broad and deep understanding of Spanish linguistics

DLO 1.1: Evaluate central concepts, issues, and debates in the field of Spanish linguistics.

DLO 1.2: Develop knowledge and skills necessary to teach Spanish courses using up-to-date approaches, techniques, and technologies.

DLO 1.3: Apply knowledge and skills in linguistics to critically analyze bilingual/bicultural situations and contexts. 

Goal 2. To demonstrate broad and deep understanding of Spanish and Spanish American literature

DLO 2.1: Evaluate Spanish and Spanish American literary texts in their historical and social contexts.

DLO 2.2: Apply theoretical and methodological approaches to the analysis of Spanish and Spanish American literary texts.

College of Education

Child Development DLOs and Curriculum Map PDF

DLO 1 :Describe human development across the lifespan by drawing on developmental theory, historical influences, and societal and cultural influences.

DLO 2: Evaluate and critique family and human development theories and research.

DLO 3: Apply social justice and equity frameworks to the understanding of child and family development and application of theory and research to education, promotion, 
prevention, intervention, and research project development. 

DLO 4: Apply knowledge and experience regarding child and family development to refining and articulating their professional identity (including leadership, professional standards, ethical practices, and advocacy).

DLO 5: Create or apply knowledge integrated across theory, research, and research-based 
practice to the development and application of research studies, intervention, and 
advocacy.

Community College Leadership Webpage (DLOs and Curriculum Matrix)

DLO 1: Organizational Strategy - organize strategies to improve the quality of education and promote the success of all students, while sustaining their institutional mission.  The demonstration of this outcome is based on knowledge of the organizations, their cultures, environments, and future trends.

DLO 2: Resource Management - equitably and ethically sustain people, processes, information, and assets, to fulfill the mission, vision and goals of their institutions.

DLO 3: Social Justice - demonstrate a commitment to transformative organizational change through the values of diversity, access, equity, and inclusion.

DLO 4: Communication - use scrupulous listening, speaking, and writing skills to engage in honest, open dialogue.

DLO 5: Collaboration - demonstrate the ability to develop responsive, cooperative, mutually beneficial, and ethically sound internal and external relationships; ones that nurture diversity, foster student success, and promote the organization’s mission.

DLO 6: Organizational Advocacy - recognize, commit to, and advance the mission, vision, and goals of the organization.

DLO 7: Professionalism - set high standards for self and others, demonstrate personal accountability, and ensure the long-term growth of self and the organization.

DLO 8: Financial and Legal Forces - identify the financial and legal forces affecting leadership in postsecondary education.

DLO 9: Decision Sciences - engage in scientific methods to assess, practice, examine results, and promote sound decision-making.

Counseling (Online-Hybrid) Webpage

DLO 1: Knowledge of theories, models, and methods within systemic and social constructionist paradigms

DLO 2: Application of theories, models, and methods to produce effective counseling practice with diverse populations

DLO 3: Understanding of mental health recovery-oriented care, trauma-informed care and restorative justice practices

DLO 4: Effective practice in educational and community settings

DLO 5: Use of research to inform practice

DLO 6: Conceptualization and practice in a helper role from a position of social responsibility and social change

DLO 7: Personal growth to effectively utilize counseling and relational skills

Counseling, Community Based Block Webpage

DLO 1: Develop the counseling skills of relationship building, process and therapeutic intervention

DLO 2: Develop the academic skills of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, program evaluation and effective written and oral communication

DLO 3: Develop the personal growth experiences necessary to enable graduates to use their skills for the benefit of clients.

Marriage & Family Therapy Webpage

DLO 1: Graduates demonstrate ethics, knowledge, and practice of the MFT discipline fulfilling requirements for MFT California State licensure required by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)

DLO 2: Students demonstrate knowledge and competency in  delivering MFT professional services to diverse and underserved communities

DLO 3: Students demonstrate understanding, knowledge, and application of MFT research and scholarship into practice

Critical Literacy and Social Justice Webpage (DLOs and Curriculum Map)

DLO 1: Develop school-wide curriculum change focusing on critical literacy.

DLO 2: Focus on the integration of language, culture, and codes of power as part of the development of school programs.

DLO 3: Examine curriculum from a constructivist perspective that recognizes the voices of students, community and teachers as one learning community who inform curriculum and program design.

DLO 4: Introduce participants to the concepts and the authors of critical pedagogy; a theory of education that gives professionals the opportunity to reflect on their own educational beliefs, practices, and processes in the context of standard curriculum, high stakes testing, and curriculum reform.

DLO 5: Gives teachers the voice and tools to reflect upon their teaching methodology vis-a-vis their student's critical thinking;

DLO 6: Promote equality and social justice through action research within the school and community.

Joint Ph.D. Program in Education Webpage

DLO 1: Understanding diversity and its implications for education

DLO 2: Critically analyzing and developing educational policy

DLO 3: Engaging in systemic organizational change that improves performance and quality of life for all

DLO 4: Applying theory and research-based knowledge in transforming communities

DLO 5: Using effective educational practices, including tools available through technology, to transform organizations

DLO 6: Contributing to the knowledge base in education

Educational Leadership - PK-12 Ed.D. Webpage (DLOs and Curriculum Map)

DLO 1: Organizational Strategy

  • Strategically improve the quality of PreK-12 education by promoting the success of all students while sustaining the PreK-12 education mission, based on knowledge of the organizations, their cultures, environments and future trends.

DLO 2: Resource Management

  • Equitably and ethically sustain people, processes and information, as well as assets to fulfill the mission, vision and goals of the PreK-12 educational systems and Community College/Postsecondary Education institutions.  

DLO 3: Instructional Leadership

  • Possess the knowledge and ability to promote the success of all students by fostering a positive organizational culture, effective curricular programs, a student-centered learning environment and encouraging the growth of all staff.

DLO 4: Communications

  • Use clear listening, speaking, and writing skills to engage in honest, open dialogue.

DLO 5: Collaboration

  • Develop and maintain responsive, cooperative, mutually beneficial, and ethical internal and external relationships that nurture diversity, promote student success and sustain the organization’s mission.

DLO 6: Organizational Advocacy

  • Recognize, commit to and advocate for the mission, vision, and goals of the organization.

DLO 7: Professionalism

  • Set high standards for self and others, continuously improve self, demonstrate personal accountability, and ensure the long-term growth of self and the organization.

DLO 8: Financial and Legal Forces

  • Identify and understand the financial and legal forces impacting on leadership in PreK-12 and Community College/Postsecondary Education.

DLO 9: Decision Sciences

  • Engage in scientific methods to assess practice, examine results and promote sound decision-making.

Liberal Studies Multiple Subject ITEP Webpage (DLOs and Curriculum Map)

DLO 1: Identify and implement effective instructional methods in multiple content areas by building on their content knowledge in multiple subjects such as English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and VAPA.

DLO 2: Observe, practice, and implement standards-based lesson plans. 

DLO 3: Analyze their own developing teaching skills given feedback and self-reflection. 

DLO 4: Produce data-based instructional decisions by effectively administering and analyzing performance assessment data.

DLO 5: Communicate effectively and precisely in both written form and orally. 

Postsecondary Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Student Affairs Webpage (DLOs and Curriculum Map)

DLO 1: Explain how the theoretical foundations of student learning, development, and success can be implemented and evaluated in daily practice 

DLO 2: Apply self-awareness and self-regulation practices towards one's own leadership strengths and identify areas of continued development

DLO 3: Identify varying leadership approaches and explain strategies that facilitate meaningful and productive dialogue

DLO 4: Identify student success and equity issues (e.g., the role of risk management, budgeting, and planning in facilitating student success) within postsecondary education and propose leadership strategies within the context of entry-level positions to address these issues

DLO 5: Engage in meaningful outcomes-based assessment of collaboratively designed student learning and development programs and initiatives within the context of entry-level positions 

DLO 6: Utilize scholarly literature on student success to inform practices that advance access and equity in postsecondary institutions

DLO 7: Communicate ideas and concepts effectively in speaking and writing

DLO 8: Employ equity-mindedness to work collaboratively with diverse group members in diverse settings

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling Webpage

DLO 1: Prepare graduate trained rehabilitation counselors (qualified rehabilitation personnel) to provide vocational rehabilitation services which result in effective community adjustment with individuals with disabilities who are seeking, securing, and/or maintaining effective employment and community integration.

DLO 2: The student shall assess his/her personal qualities and develop and implement an individual plan for growth and improvement.

DLO 3: The student shall develop and demonstrate the effective interpersonal skills of a rehabilitation counselor.

DLO 4: The student shall understand the effective administration of rehabilitation programs from a humanistic and cost-effective perspective.

DLO 5: The faculty shall develop and implement curriculum that is relevant and applicable to current and future individual and community needs for individuals with severe disabilities;

DLO 6: The faculty shall encourage professional growth in each student related to the rehabilitation process through research, clinical experiences, participation in selected professional conferences and workshops, and didactic learning; and

DLO 7: The faculty and students shall emphasize, through modeling and student/faculty interaction, that implementation of the rehabilitation process for individuals with severe disabilities involves mutual growth and continuous effort and evaluation.

School Psychology Webpage

DLO 1: Apply ecosystemic approaches to understand and address problem situations involving students, schools, families, and systems.

DLO 2: Implement culturally affirming and responsive evidence-based Interventions focused on academic, behavioral and/or mental health supports.

DLO 3: Consult and collaborate with others to promote educational equity and opportunity for students in culturally and linguistically diverse schools.

DLO 4: Implement the NASP Practice Model (2010) to design, deliver, and evaluate services within a multi-tiered framework (RTI/MTSS).

DLO 5: Act as leaders and advocates in schools, making a difference through their knowledge of innovative psychological and educational services and dissemination.

College of Engineering

Aerospace Engineering Masters Webpage

DLO 1: Be prepared for advanced technical positions in the aerospace industry that require advanced knowledge and skills in an aerospace subtopic such as aerodynamics, structures, propulsion, or controls, guidance and navigation 

DLO 2: Be able to apply their knowledge to problem solving and providing creative design solutions to aerospace industry problems

DLO 3: Have the preparation to continue graduate study at the doctoral level, or to thrive in a research and development environment in a private, public, or government institution.

DLO 4: Have the skills to clearly communicate technical work in oral and written formats and be able to work in interdisciplinary teams

DLO 5: Be aware of the need for and pursue lifelong education to keep their technical knowledge current and relevant

DLO 6: Be aware of the professional expectations and the societal responsibilities that dictate their ethical conduct in engineering decisions

Mechanical Engineering MSBIOE Webpage

DLO 1: Excellence. 

  • Mastery of the knowledge in their area of specialization, and the ability to apply assisted technologies to novel and emerging problems.

DLO 2: Breadth. 

  • Broaden professional foundations through activities such as internships, fellowships, the Student Research Symposium, and serving on student committees, as appropriate.

DLO 3: Problem definition. 

  • State a research problem in such a way that it clearly fits within the context of the literature in an area of study, and demonstrate the value of the solution to the research problem in advancing knowledge within that area.

DLO 4: Problem solving. 

  • Apply sound research methods/tools to problems in an area of study, and describe the methods/tools effectively. Analyze/interpret research data.

DLO 5: Professionalism. 

  • Participate in professional organizations, becoming members and attending meetings. Present research to local, regional, national and international audiences through publications in professional journals and conference papers.

DLO 6: Communication. 

  • Communicate research clearly and professionally in both written and oral forms appropriate to the field.

DLO 7: Societal Context. 

  • Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, and societal context.

Civil Engineering Graduate Program Webpage

DLO 1: Be prepared for successful careers in their respective areas of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering in both private and public sectors

DLO 2: Have an appreciation and commitment for life-long learning

DLO 3: Be prepared to successfully continue their graduate education at the doctoral level if they so choose

DLO 4: Have skills necessary to function well on interdisciplinary teams

DLO 5: Be faithful guardians of high ethical and professional standards indispensable in Civil Engineering as the “people serving profession”

DLO 6: Be advocates of diversity and inclusion in their professional and social settings

Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) Webpage

DLO 1: Knowledge

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve state of the art engineering problems and contemporary technical issues.

DLO 2: Research

  • Design and conduct experiments along with the ability to analyze and interpret research results.

DLO 3: Communication

  • Ability to communicate clearly, technically and unambiguously through spoken and written words.

DLO 4: Multidisciplinary

  • Understand that engineering solutions are best and mostly applied to multidisciplinary applications.

DLO 5: Collaboration

  • Ability to work with individuals with complementary skills and views.

DLO 6: Integrity

  • Understand professional and ethical responsibility in the work space.

DLO 7: Global thinker

  • Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

DLO 8: Staying relevant 

  • Acknowledge the need for life-long learning in an ever-evolving field like Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Webpage

DLO 1: Be prepared for successful careers in industry, government or non-profit establishments, and will have an appreciation for lifelong learning.

DLO 2: Have the capacity to use advanced analytical and experimental methods needed to solve engineering problems.

DLO 3: Have a breadth of knowledge that fosters an awareness of and skill in interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving.

DLO 4: Have a keen sense of professionalism and a commitment to work toward the betterment of society and the world.

Mechanical Engineering MSME Webpage

DLO 1:  Excellence. 

  • Mastery of the knowledge in their area of specialization, and the ability to apply associated technologies to novel and emerging problems.

DLO 1: Breadth. 

  • Broaden professional foundations through activities such as internships, fellowships, the Student Research Symposium, and serving on student committees, as appropriate.

DLO 3: Problem definition.

  • State a research problem in such a way that it clearly fits within the context of the literature in an area of study, and demonstrate the value of the solution to the research problem in advancing knowledge within that area.

DLO 4: Problem solving.

  • Apply sound research methods/tools to problems in an area of study, and describe the methods/tools effectively. Analyze/interpret research data.

DLO 5:  Professionalism.

  • Participate in professional organizations, becoming members and attending meetings. Present research to local, regional, national, and international audiences through publications in professional journals and conference papers.

DLO 6: Communication.

  • Communicate research clearly and professionally in both written and oral forms appropriate to the field. 

DLO 7: Societal Context.

  • Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, and societal context.

Engineering Science (Bioengineering) Webpage

DLO 1: Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the basic and advanced topics in bioengineering,

DLO 2: The ability to use common tools and techniques in bioengineering,

DLO 3: Demonstrate the ability to create and perform independent research on an original and novel topic in bioengineering,

DLO 4: Demonstrate effective professional skills including oral and written communication, leadership, independence, teamwork, and ethics,

DLO 5: Demonstrate the ability to function as part of a multi-disciplinary team in industry or in academia

DLO 6: Demonstrate the qualifications to be hired in industry or in academia.

Engineering Science (Electrical and Computer) Webpage

DLO 1: Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the basic and advanced topics in electrical and computer engineering

DLO 2: Demonstrate the ability to use common tools and techniques in electrical and computer engineering

DLO 3: Demonstrate the ability to create and perform independent research on an original and novel topic in electrical and computer engineering

DLO 4: Demonstrate effective professional skills including oral and written communication, leadership, independence, teamwork, and ethics

DLO 5: Demonstrate the ability to function as part of a multi-disciplinary team in industry or in academia

DLO 6: Demonstrate the qualifications to be hired in industry or in academia

Engineering Science (Mechanical and Aerospace) Webpage

DLO 5: Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the basic and advanced topics in mechanical and aerospace engineering,

DLO 5: Demonstrate the ability to use common tools and techniques in mechanical and aerospace engineering,

DLO 5: Demonstrate the ability to create and perform independent research on an original and novel topic in mechanical and aerospace engineering,

DLO 5: Demonstrate effective professional skills including oral and written communication, leadership, independence, teamwork, and ethics,

DLO 5: Demonstrate the ability to function as part of a multi-disciplinary research team, and

DLO 6: Demonstrate the qualifications to be hired in industry or in academia.

Engineering Science (Structural) Webpage

DLO 1: Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the basic and advanced topics in structural engineering

DLO 2: Demonstrate the ability to use common tools and techniques in structural engineering

DLO 3: Demonstrate the ability to create and perform independent research on an original and novel topic in structural engineering

DLO 4: Demonstrate effective professional skills including oral and written communication, leadership, independence, teamwork, and ethics

DLO 5: Demonstrate the ability to function as part of a multi-disciplinary team in industry or in academia

DLO 6: Demonstrate the qualifications to be hired in industry or in academia

Fowler College of Business

Accountancy (MSA) DLOs and Curriculum Map Word Document

Goal 1: Communication Skills

DLO 1.1: Students will compare, contrast, interpret, or criticize accounting and business decisions and information using professional business communication. 

Goal 2: Group/Interpersonal Skills

DLO 2.1: Students will actively participate in team decision making displaying interpersonal skills, motivation, appropriate attitude, and meaningful contributions. 

Goal 3: Ethics

DLO 3.1: Students will apply ethical judgment and professional standards in analyzing situations and formulating accounting and business decisions. 

Goal 4: Research

DLO 4.1: Students will use relevant research tools and academic/professional literature to analyze or take a position in accounting and business situations. 

Goal 5: Problem Solving/Critical Thinking/Technical Competence

DLO 5.1: Students will address unstructured problems in the areas of accounting information systems, financial reporting, or taxation. 

Goal 6: Global/International

DLO 6.1: Students will identify and discuss the significance of diversity and cultural differences in the global business environment.

Goal 7: Information Technology

DLO 7.1: Students will aggregate relevant data from different sources into a dataset and use appropriate analytics solutions to visualize data, perform analysis, and communicate insights.

 

Information Systems DLOs PDF

PLG 1: Design and use technology-supported solutions to improve decision making and create value

DLO 1: Analyze and define information requirements

DLO 2: Design or use solutions to store, secure, retrieve, or communicate data,
information, or knowledge

DLO 3: Explain information technology infrastructure and architecture

PLG 2: Create value through the development of data, information, or knowledge strategies and the management of processes or projects

DLO 4: Develop data, information, or knowledge strategies, processes, or
projects

DLO 5: Align data, information, or knowledge strategies, processes, or projects
with organizational strategy

DLO 6: Measure value created by data, information, or knowledge strategies,
processes, or projects

DLO 7: Propose solutions for managing risks associated with data, information,
or knowledge strategies, processes, or projects

PLG 3: Demonstrate business professional skills

DLO 8: Exhibit leadership and collaboration skills in team-based tasks

DLO 9: Write effective business communication

DLO 10: Create and deliver professional oral presentations

College of Health & Human Services

Audiology Au.D. Webpage

DLO 1: Apply foundational knowledge about the anatomical and physiological basis of hearing and balance and apply knowledge about psychological, and sociological bases of human communication

DLO 2: Apply theory and research to the diagnosis, management, and prevention of hearing, balance, and communication disorders

DLO 3: Demonstrate professional oral and written communication skills

DLO 4: Plan, implement, and modify clinical services across a wide range of populations including individuals from culturally- and linguistically-diverse groups

DLO 5: Acquire the professional knowledge and skills needed to be eligible for state licensure and professional certification in audiology

Exercise Physiology M.S. Webpage

DLO 1: Students will demonstrate the ability to design, conduct, and interpret the findings from a research study in the area of exercise physiology.

DLO 2: Students will demonstrate the ability to critique and interpret germane literature (scientific, clinical, etc.) in the area of exercise physiology.

DLO 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to perform exercise physiology laboratory techniques.

DLO 4: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles underlying the processing and interpretation of exercise physiology information.

DLO 5: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles of exercise interventions related to cardiopulmonary rehabilitation; and various neuromuscular and metabolic disorders.

DLO 6: Students will demonstrate an understanding of selected pathologies as they relate to physical inactivity.

Exercise Physiology and Nutritional Science MS. Webpage

DLO 1: Demonstrate the ability to design, conduct, and interpret the findings from a research study in the area of nutritional sciences.

DLO 2: Demonstrate the ability to critique and interpret germane literature (scientific, clinical, etc.) in the area of exercise physiology.

DLO 3: Demonstrate an understanding of the principles underlying the processing and interpretation of nutritional sciences information.

DLO 4: Demonstrate the ability to successfully examine and interpret the appropriate measurement characteristics of specific instruments and measures used in these contexts.

DLO 5: Demonstrate an understanding of the principles underpinning nutritional rehabilitation.

DLO 6: Demonstrate an understanding of the unique features of selected pathologies as they relate to poor nutritional habits.

Interdisciplinary Research on Substance Use Webpage

DLO 1: Apply and build upon extant social science theories and conceptual models related to substance use research

DLO 2: Lead new avenues or research in substance use and addiction prevention and treatment

DLO 3: Develop and evaluate applied prevention programs, broadly defined, related to substance use and misuse and associated health and societal outcomes

Kinesiology-Applied Movement Science Webpage

DLO 1: Students will demonstrate the ability to design, conduct, and interpret the findings from a research study in the area of rehabilitation.

DLO 2: Students will demonstrate the ability to critique and interpret germane literature (scientific, clinical, etc.) in the area of rehabilitation.

DLO 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to perform laboratory techniques appropriate for data capture.

DLO 4: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles underlying the processing and interpretation of biomechanical information.

DLO 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to successfully examine and interpret the appropriate measurement characteristics of specific instruments and measures used in these contexts.

DLO 6: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles underpinning clinical rehabilitation.

Language and Communicative Disorders Program Goals PDF

DLO 1: To provide doctoral level education in which studies of language and communicative behavior are brought together into a program that integrates communicative disorders, cognitive science, neurosciences, psychology and linguistics, taking advantage of the strengths and unique skills of the combined faculty at SDSU and UCSD.

DLO 2: To prepare professionals, educated in the interface between behavioral measures and the newer methods of cognitive neuroscience, to provide critical leadership in research and health services.

DLO 3: To prepare Ph.D. level persons in the field of language and communicative disorders to serve as faculty in university programs and scientists in a variety of settings to carry out needed research on the processes of language development, disorders, assessment, and intervention.

DLO 4: To prepare scientists who will carry out research in language and communicative disorders related to bilingualism and multiculturalism. This need is brought about by a dramatic shift in the composition of the U.S. population, leading to growing numbers of bilingual children and adults in California and across the US who are in need of diagnosis and treatment of communicative disorders.

Nutritional Sciences M.S. Webpage

DLO 1: Demonstrate the ability to design, conduct, and interpret the findings from a research study in the area of nutritional sciences.

DLO 2: Demonstrate the ability to critique and interpret germane literature (scientific, clinical, etc.) in the area of exercise physiology.

DLO 3: Demonstrate an understanding of the principles underlying the processing and interpretation of nutritional sciences information.

DLO 4: Demonstrate the ability to successfully examine and interpret the appropriate measurement characteristics of specific instruments and measures used in these contexts.

DLO 5: Demonstrate an understanding of the principles underpinning nutritional rehabilitation.

DLO 6: Demonstrate an understanding of the unique features of selected pathologies as they relate to poor nutritional habits.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Webpage

DLO 1: Provide students with advanced knowledge and research in the natural, behavioral, applied and health sciences related to the practice of physical therapy

DLO 2: Prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities related to the acquisition, interpretation, and application of evidence to the practice of physical therapy

DLO 3: Become life-long learners, participate in professional self-development, and contribute best practices to the profession of physical therapy

DLO 4: Prepare students with the knowledge, skill, and attitudes necessary to pass the National Physical Therapy Examination and California Law Examination for licensure in California.

MPH – MA Latin American Studies Educational Objectives PDF

DLO 1: Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to promote health and prevent disease within a Latin American historical, cultural, and linguistic milieu,, whether that milieu is in Latin America itself, the U.S./Mexico border, or in the interior of the U.S.

DLO 2: Integrate public health methods and practices with the changing demographic profile of the U.S., focusing on the health and well being in Latino communities both in the U.S. and in Central and South America.

DLO 3: Achieve linguistic skills and cultural competency in public health capable of addressing the changing health issues among the Spanish speaking populations in Latin America and the U.S.

DLO 4: Apply and integrate program knowledge and skills through practical field experience, and fulfill other specific MPH field practice learning objectives.

DLO 5: Conduct original research by identifying a problem, preparing a research proposal, carrying out the research, presenting the research findings, and orally defending a written thesis.

Master of Social Work Webpage

DLO 1: Prepare advanced practitioners who are well-grounded in the values and ethics of the profession

DLO 2: Prepare advanced practitioners who have multiple competencies that can be used in a wide variety of settings, with systems of various sizes and with diverse and vulnerable populations

DLO 3: Prepare advanced practitioners who are able to critically examine issues of social, economic and environmental justice and are committed to the realization of human rights

DLO 4: Prepare advanced practitioners who utilize research evidence in practice decision making

DLO 5: Prepare advanced practitioners who are committed to lifelong professional development

DLO 6: Prepare advanced practitioners who are prepared to be leaders in the profession

Master of Social Work Webpage

DLO 1: Prepare advanced practitioners who are well-grounded in the values and ethics of the profession

DLO 2: Prepare advanced practitioners who have multiple competencies that can be used in a wide variety of settings, with systems of various sizes and with diverse and vulnerable populations

DLO 3: Prepare advanced practitioners who are able to critically examine issues of social, economic and environmental justice and are committed to the realization of human rights

DLO 4: Prepare advanced practitioners who utilize research evidence in practice decision making

DLO 5: Prepare advanced practitioners who are committed to lifelong professional development

DLO 6: Prepare advanced practitioners who are prepared to be leaders in the profession

Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health(MSW/MPH) Educational Objectives PDF

DLO 1: Assess all facets of the medical care delivery system, with an emphasis on mental health services, including clinical, financial, ethical, and managerial aspects of care for mental illness and irregular social circumstances.

DLO 2: Display an in-depth understanding of current social welfare policy and delivery systems.

DLO 3: Develop analytic and research skills that enable applied research and policy assessment in a variety of health and human services agencies.

DLO 4: Apply social work practice skills for individuals, groups, families, and organizations.

DLO 5: Integrate a broad understanding of the determinants of health and disease, including the interplay of mental and physical well-being.

DLO 6: Apply and integrate public health and social work program knowledge and skills through
practical field experience.

DLO 7: Demonstrate mastery of public health knowledge by successfully completing a
comprehensive examination.

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences M.A. Webpage

DLO 1: Apply foundational knowledge about the anatomical and physiological, cognitive, psychological, and sociological bases of human communication, speech, language, and swallowing

DLO 2: Apply theory and research to the diagnosis, management, and prevention of communication, speech, language, and swallowing disorders

DLO 3: Demonstrate professional oral and written communication skills

DLO 4: Plan, implement, and modify clinical services across a wide range of populations including individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse groups

DLO 5: Demonstrate knowledge about requirements to be eligible to apply for and maintain licenses, credentials, and certifications to practice as a speech-language pathologist

College of Professional Studies & Fine Arts

Master's in Criminal Justice Webpage

Master's in Criminal Justice Curriculum Map

DLO 1: Demonstrate knowledge of crime and criminal justice practice and policy 

DLO 2: Competently use research methods, and effectively communicate the results and policy implications 

DLO 3: Integrate academic and practitioner knowledge and skills through applied research 

DLO 4: Develop a capacity for ethics in research and practice 

DLO 5: Demonstrate global, comparative international and border awareness 

DLO 6: Value interdisciplinary perspectives and integrative alternative methods of problem-solving 

DLO 7: Analyze, synthesize, think critically, to solve problems and make decisions 

School of Theatre, Television, and Film Webpage

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

DLO 1: Recognize the design and technical requirements of different areas of stage and film productions.

DLO 2: Identify historical trends in the history of design aesthetics for film and stage, and the artists that applied them.

DLO 3:  Employ the most current design software in use in the entertainment field.

DLO 4: Initiate and join in collaboration with the other artists on both stage and film productions.

DLO 5: Develop a design in a way that it can be shared, understood and executed by collaborators.

DLO 6: Create a portfolio of work, both theoretical and produced, that prepares them for entrance into the profession.

DLO 7: Demonstrate advanced skills and comprehension of their area of emphasis.

DLO 8: Establish contacts and recognize workflows in the professional world.

School of Theatre, Television, and Film Webpage

DLO 1: Identify and develop personal themes in their creative work that will resonate with intended audiences.

DLO 2: Distinguish film genres and production styles from both the history of film and current trends.

DLO 3: Implement preparatory research and individual perspectives into a cohesive work of art.

DLO 4: Master the organization and management of a substantial short film or written production

DLO 5: Integrate production deadlines and other collaborative commitments into workflow.

DLO 6: Develop a professional level of craft in specific areas of film production.
Integrate production deadlines and other collaborative commitments into workflow.

DLO 7: Demonstrate fluency in the directing, shooting and editing of a project, or in the organization, content, and format of a creative written project.

Master of Music (M.M.) - Jazz Studies Webpage

DLO 1: Applied Musicianship

  • Students will develop advanced professional competency in applied musicianship across various jazz subgenres through written music theory, musical analysis, large jazz ensemble and small jazz combo performance, and advanced applied studies with their respective instrument, including improvisation and compositional studies.

DLO 2: Music Technology

  • Students will apply and demonstrate proficiency in current and emerging technologies used in the process of carrying out jazz music research, analysis, performance, and composition.

DLO 3: Music Research

  • Students will apply and demonstrate proficiency in musical research through critical writing projects, presentations, and readings of historical and cultural significance, with emphasis on the jazz idiom.

DLO 4: Music Literacy and Critical Thinking

  • Students will gain advanced literacy and critical thinking skills by examining jazz-oriented music literature and music research through performing, reading, researching, writing, listening, speaking, and reasoning about music. Critical thinking comprises the integration of historical and theoretical domains to identify and solve problems within the discipline of music.

DLO 5: Historical and Cultural Foundations

  • Students will develop the capacity to situate contemporary musical experiences by interpreting a broad range of musical styles and practices from relevant historical jazz eras and cultural traditions; students will also gain a personal understanding and appreciation of the jazz art form—its unique historical and cultural significance—which they can apply to their musical journey, both within and beyond the university setting.

DLO 6: Performance and Creativity

  • Students on the performance track will perform on a primary instrument and will exemplify an advanced level of competence—artistically, technically, and creatively. in addition, students will demonstrate the ability to arrange and compose music within the jazz tradition, while developing a personal voice both conceptually and improvisationally.

DLO 7:

  • Musical Leadership and Community Engagement
    Students will exemplify musical competency through rehearsing in SDSU jazz ensembles, community ensembles, or public-school ensembles. Students will employ musical leadership in their participation in music organizations and through performances organized to engage the community.

DLO 8: Pedagogy

  • Students will assemble knowledge of jazz curriculum development while also developing oral and written communication skills in order to effectively disseminate information, in a classroom and studio setting, through various methodologies.

DLO 9: Synthesis

  • By the conclusion of graduate study in jazz music performance, students will be able to solve advanced musical problems by combining their capabilities associated with the learning outcomes enumerated above as appropriate to their respective area of emphasis.

DLO 10: General Skills

  • All music students will hone the ability to collaborate effectively to engage in real-world problems, including academic, personal, and artistic matters. They will become independent learners, capable of accepting validation as a result of successful efforts while maintaining resilience in the face of challenges.

School of Theatre, Television, and Film Webpage

DLO 1: Comprehensive historical knowledge

  • Students will demonstrate and apply comprehensive knowledge of the art form.

DLO 2: Extensive knowledge of repertoire

  • Students will expand their musical knowledge of entire canon of repertoire

DLO 3: Analysis of major landmark works

  • Students will read, listen and analyze 30 of the most important landmark works throughout the brief history of musical theatre in America.

DLO 4: Analysis of primary elements of structure

  • Students will analyze both libretto and score as well as research the history of the musicals evolving structure.

DLO 5: Enhanced synthesis of performance skills

  • Students will improve acting, singing and dance skills in technique classes, rehearsal and performances.

DLO 6: Extend world view of pedagogy and practice

  • Students will participate in national and international conferences and exchanges that explore various pedagogy and performance practices.

DLO 7: Professional projects and performances

  • Students will participate in professional work as actors, directors, choreographers, musical directors, dramaturges, instructors and producers through internship, guest workshop and special study opportunities.

DLO 8: Applied business approach to career development

  • Students learn to create materials needed to succeed in the profession. Technically advanced media supports career development and the opportunity to network with alumni, supportive community members and donors is made available and nurtured.

DLO 9: Pedagogy preparation and experience

  • Graduate students have the opportunity to teach undergraduate classes under the supervision of faculty. They also may direct, choreograph, musical direct, dramaturge or assist for productions on campus and throughout the local arts community and beyond.

Master's in Public Administration Webpage

Master's in Public Administration Curriculum Map

DLO 1: Lead and manage in public governance 

DLO 2: Participate in and contribute to the policy process 

DLO 3: Analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems, and make decisions 

DLO 4: Articulate and apply a public service perspective 

DLO 5: Communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry 

School of Journalism and Media Studies Webpage (DLOs and Curriculum Map)

DLO 1: Synthesize complex material and present it in a clear, concise manner.

DLO 2: Conduct research on real-world problems, within the lense of academic theory.

DLO 3: Demonstrate ethical practices in professional and academic communication.

DLO 4: Possess critical thinking and analytical skills to apply to mass communication and media studies phenomena. 

DLO 5: Explain major theories that have been developed to explain the relationship between media, culture, and society. 

DLO 6: Undertake a research project and be able to apply social scientific rigor throughout the process from explication of the theoretical construct to synthesis of the findings. 

DLO 7: Apply social science rigor approaches to strategic, professional and academic fields related to mass communication

School of Theatre, Television, and Film Webpage

Upon completion of MFA degree, students will be able to:

DLO 1: Identify and develop personal themes in their creative work that will resonate with intended audiences.

DLO 2: Distinguish film genres and production styles from both the history of film and current trends.

DLO 3: Implement preparatory research and individual perspectives into a cohesive work of art.

DLO 4: Master the organization and management of a substantial short film or written production

DLO 5: Integrate production deadlines and other collaborative commitments into workflow.

DLO 6: Develop a professional level of craft in specific areas of film production.

DLO 7: Integrate production deadlines and other collaborative commitments into workflow.

DLO 8: Demonstrate fluency in the directing, shooting and editing of a project, or in the organization, content, and format of a creative written project.

School of Theatre, Television, and Film Webpage

Students will be able to:

DLO 1: Identify major developments in theatrical form, linked to aesthetic shifts and performance theory.

DLO 2: Recognize significant changes in how theatrical performance has engaged audiences.

DLO 3: Develop research skills appropriate to different venues, including research for critical writing and for dramaturgy on theatrical productions.

DLO 4: Demonstrate proficiency in scholarly writing about performance, including the incorporation of historical context and analysis of primary examples.

DLO 5: Gain skills in teaching with faculty supervision.

DLO 6: Collaborate with peers on creating theatrical productions and/or research presentations.

College of Sciences

Clinical Psychology Webpage

Clinical Psychology Curriculum Map

DLO 1: History and Systems of Psychology 

  • Demonstrates graduate level knowledge of History and Systems of Psychology

DLO 3: Basic Content Areas in Scientific Psychology

  • Demonstrates graduate level knowledge of Affective Aspects of Behavior
  • Demonstrates graduate level knowledge of Biological Aspects of Behavior
  • Demonstrates graduate level knowledge of Cognitive Aspects of Behavior
  • Demonstrates graduate level knowledge of Social Aspects of Behavior

DLO 3: Advanced Integrative Knowledge in Scientific Psychology

  • Demonstrates graduate level knowledge of Advanced Integrative Knowledge of Basic Content Areas in Scientific Psychology

DLO 4: Research Methods, Statistical Analysis, and Psychometrics

  • Demonstrates graduate level knowledge of Research Methods
  • Demonstrates graduate level knowledge of Statistical Analysis
  • Demonstrates graduate level knowledge of Psychometrics