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									                                              PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION (BS)

                                                                        Methods of Assessment and Criteria for Success
          Intended Program Outcomes
                                                                 Direct Measures                                   Indirect Measures
1. Demonstrate proficiency in written           80% of the students will score 70% or better on the   80% of graduates will indicate on survey
communication as shown by the ability to        writing rubric that has been developed for            forms containing choices of Excellent,
succeed in graduate school and as a             Philosophy and Religion.                              Good, Fair, or Poor that they attained
professional.                                   80% of students will be able to produce               Excellent or Good proficiency in written
                                                competent research papers for an academic             communication while at FAMU.
      Write a paper that is centered on        audience as demonstrated at philosophy and            80% of current majors will indicate on
       answering a question relevant to         religion colloquiums held every semester as           survey forms that they are attaining
       the academic study of philosophy         judged by faculty. Graduates will be able to          proficiency in written communication
       or religion.                             publish books in philosophy or religion or to make    from major courses.
      Write a coherent and convincing          other contributions to these disciplines.
       argument for a conclusion.
      Do original works that shows
       understanding of academic
       integrity
      Display good writing that avoids
       grammatical and other errors.

2. Demonstrate competence in critical           80% of students can label types of arguments and      80% of graduates will indicate on survey
thinking as shown by the ability to succeed     evaluate arguments correctly 70% of the time as       forms containing choices of Excellent,
in graduate school and as a professional.       demonstrated on written tests.                        Good, Fair, or Poor that they attained
                                                                                                      Excellent or Good proficiency in critical
      Classify arguments as inductive or                                                             thinking while at FAMU.
       deductive                                                                                      80% of current majors will indicate on
      Evaluate deductive arguments as                                                                survey forms that they are attaining
       valid or invalid                                                                               proficiency in critical thinking from major
      Evaluate inductive arguments as                                                                courses.
       probable or improbable
      Evaluate arguments as sound or
       unsound
3. Demonstrate familiarity with the critical        80% of students will successfully identify, explain,   80% of graduates will indicate on survey
concepts and methods of Philosophy                  and apply theoretical systems and the works of         forms that they were prepared for doing
and/or Religion as shown by the ability to          associated thinkers in the fields of philosophy        graduate work in their major discipline
succeed in graduate school and as a                 and/or religion on written exams correctly 70% of      while at FAMU.
professional. (Choice depends on track)             the time.                                              80% of current majors will indicate on
                                                                                                           survey forms that they believe that they
      Identify theoretical systems                                                                        are being prepared to do graduate work
      Explain theories                                                                                    in their major discipline while at FAMU.
      Apply theoretical systems to new
       situations
      Identify thinkers with their theories

4. Demonstrate understanding of diverse cultures    80% percent of students will demonstrate the           80% of graduates will indicate on survey
and/or worldviews of philosophies as shown by the   ability to answer 80% of questions correctly on        forms that they attained increased
ability to succeed in graduate school and as a      written exams that ask them to imagine that they       understanding of diverse cultures and/or
professional.                                       hold worldviews other than their own and provide       worldviews or philosophies while at FAMU.
                                                    answers that demonstrate that they understand          80% of current majors will indicate on
                                                    that worldview.                                        survey forms that they are attaining
                                                    80% of students will be able to discuss questions      increased understanding of diverse
                                                    regarding worldviews other than their own and          cultures and/or worldviews or philosophies
                                                    show that they understand those views as judged        while at FAMU.
                                                    by faculty.

								
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