Assessment of Student Learning



Social Science


UNIT MISSION/GOAL(S)

The Social Sciences Major is an interdisciplinary major housed within the Division of Social Sciences.

Unit Mission/goal(s) and the Institutional Mission Relation

Students develop an area of concentration in a single discipline or an interdisciplinary social science area. With few exceptions, students pursuing the Social Sciences Major are also completing the Secondary Education licensure program. Therefore, the major is structured around the needs of future Social Studies teachers as specified in Minnesota Rule 8710.4800 Teachers of Social Studies, as interpreted in consultation with the Secondary Education coordinator at UMM.


STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES, EXPECTED OUTCOMES, ASSESSMENT METHODS & TOOLS, TIMELINE

Learning Objective 1
The stated objectives of the major are for students to understand how each social science discipline structures and advances knowledge.
Expected Outcome 1
Student understanding of how each social science discipline structures and advances knowledge.
Method(s), Measure(s), and Instrument(s) for Expected Outcome 1
As an interdisciplinary major, we rely on input from individual disciplines and success rates for students meeting the licensure requirements.
Timeline for the Outcome 1
Starting Date for the Implementation: In Progress
Anticipated Date for the First Results: In Progress

Learning Objective 2
To understand how each social science discipline raises and answers analytical questions.
Expected Outcome 2
Student understanding of how each social science discipline raises and answers analytical questions.
Method(s), Measure(s), and Instrument(s) for Expected Outcome 2
As an interdisciplinary major, we rely on input from individual disciplines and success rates for students meeting the licensure requirements.
Timeline for the Outcome 2
Starting Date for the Implementation: In Progress
Anticipated Date for the First Results: In Progress

Learning Objective 3
To understand how each social science discipline deals with competing theories and the changing nature of the field.
Expected Outcome 3
Student understanding of how each social science discipline deals with competing theories and the changing nature of the field.
Method(s), Measure(s), and Instrument(s) for Expected Outcome 3
As an interdisciplinary major, we rely on input from individual disciplines and success rates for students meeting the licensure requirements.
Timeline for the Outcome 3
Starting Date for the Implementation: In Progress
Anticipated Date for the First Results: In Progress