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College Learning Outcomes:

  1. Written, Oral and Visual Communication: Communicate effectively in writing, orally and/or visually using traditional and/or modern information resources and supporting technology.
  2. Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning: Locate, identify, collect, and organize data in order to then analyze, interpret or evaluate it using mathematical skills and/or the scientific method.
  3. Critical Thinking: Differentiate between facts, influences, opinions, and assumptions to reach reasoned and supportable conclusions.
  4. Problem Solving: Recognize and identify the components of a problem or issue, look at it from multiple perspectives and investigate ways to resolve it.
  5. Information Literacy: Formulate strategies to locate, evaluate and apply information from a variety of sources - print and/or electronic.

Links to each sub-section

CommSpeech: AH_C_CommSpeech
Journalism: AH_C_Journalism
Film and Video: AH_C_FilmVideo

List of degrees and certificates in each area

Communications (Film): AA and Transfer
Journalism: Transfer
Speech: AA and Transfer


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First: Disciplines will be asked to rank on a scale of 1 to 5 (5=high) - how important each of these general college outcomes are to the various parts of their areas in a matrix as follows:

Effective
Communication


Scientific or
Quantitative
Reasoning


Critical
Thinking


Problem
Solving


Information
Literacy

Communications
5

3

5

5

5
Film and Video
5

2

5

5

3
Journalism
5

3

5

5

5
Speech
5

5

5

5

5



NEXT: Look at what your discipline has written previously about Discipline specific SLOs. How do these compare to each of the general college learning outcomes above?

Communications: Communications:

Student success in transfer-level courses for the major and general education :

  • Critical thinking: examine media-related issues rationally, logically, and coherently
  • Contextual competence: comprehend the complex interdependences of the : environment and mass media
  • Mass Media Effects: awareness of how the history of communication technology and mass media representation function and apply to human behavior
  • Scholarly concern: awareness of the need for both theoretical and applied research

Think about how these programmatic SLOs relate to the College Learning Outcomes above. Feel free to edit, expand or change them. Try to make a program SLO for each College Learning Outcome with scores of 3 or higher on the matrix.





NEXT: Look at what your discipline has written previously about Discipline specific SLOs. How do these compare to each of the general college learning outcomes above?

Film and Video Film/Video:

Film/Video/Media: Production, Aesthetics, Writing, Media and Visual Literacy, History and Studies

We recognize our students:
  • are facing a daunting task of developing a career path and skills in industries where the technology, industry trends and skill sets change rapidly.
  • are entering career areas where the ability to work in small communities is vital to occupational success.
  • must have media literacy training as a part of their basic education.
Because of the aforementioned industry conditions, our goals are to:
  • provide students with the critical thinking skills that will help them quickly adapt to rapid changes in media technology and industry trends.
  • provide students with the critical thinking skills that will help them become media literate.
  • romote the concept of team/network and community learning in the classroom, during the completion of out-of-class assignments and during career development activities and practices.
Some of the methods we use to accomplish or goals are:
  • develop in-class assignments and out-of-class workshops where students must communicate, coordinate and cooperate to complete tasks.
  • create a safe and nurturing space where students have the opportunity to flourish as part of a community of learners and knowledge seekers.
  • create learning activities that encourage the development of students? critical thinking and independent learning skills .
  • create learning activities that help students develop a set of flexible and adaptable skills sets.

CRITICAL THINKING
We use cinema and modern media has the tools to develop students' critical thinking in the areas of problem solving, non-linear-analytical thinking.
Our goals are to help students:
  • understand that the development of their media and visual language
  • skills is as important as developing good language skills.
  • realize the importance of media literacy in their professional, social and psychological development.
  • gain the skills need to effectively communicate, convey ideas and concepts using visual language and new media technology.
WORKFORCE AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT
We use an experienced and professional faculty who can offer the students hands-on instruction, individual attention, and the practical and theoretical training necessary to find entry-level careers in film, video, multimedia or use skills to crosswork- find jobs in media-related or none media industries.
Our goals are to provide students with:
  • skills development in working, coordinating and completing projects in teams and small
  • groups.
  • the awareness of the importance of professional/workplace harmony, efficiency and productivity through in-class learning communities.
  • a skill level that enables them to function in entry-level jobs that require media skills.
  • a skill set that allows them to be successful as freelance media professionals and/or independent media producers.
  • a skill set that allows them to crossover and find work in non-media industries and areas.
TRANSFER
Our Media courses in history, aesthetics and studies fulfill degree and transfer for requirements for some of the College's programs. In addition, these courses bring students' critical and analytical thinking ability to a level that enables them to be achieve and be successful at four-year learning institutions.

--- Film and Video Problem Solving and Critical Thinking SLO (from 2005) Where does this SLO fit in with the general ones?
MASS MEDIA (Communications, Film and Video)
In our department we teach students to approach problem solving by reading mass-media (developing media literacy) and relating symbol systems and technology through clarifying definitions, historical context, readings, class discussions, viewing samples, and learning together.




Think about how these programmatic SLOs relate to the College Learning Outcomes above. Feel free to edit, expand or change them. Try to make a program SLO for each College Learning Outcome with scores of 3 or higher on the matrix.


NEXT: Look at what your discipline has written previously about Discipline specific SLOs. How do these compare to each of the general college learning outcomes above?

JOURNALISM:

Journalism:




Think about how these programmatic SLOs relate to the College Learning Outcomes above. Feel free to edit, expand or change them. Try to make a program SLO for each College Learning Outcome with scores of 3 or higher on the matrix.




NEXT: Look at what your discipline has written previously about Discipline specific SLOs. How do these compare to each of the general college learning outcomes above?

SPEECH: Speech:

  1. Demonstrate communication competency in a variety of contexts.
  2. Understand the relationships between citizenship; diversity/pluralism, local community, global, and environmental awareness.
  3. Analyze roles in teamwork, relationship management, conflict resolution, and workplace skills.
  4. Become self-reflexive in managing self, managing changes, learning to learn, personal responsibilities, aesthetic responsiveness, and wellness.
  5. Retrieve and manage information via technology.

--- Speech Problem Solving and Critical Thinking SLO (from 2005) Where does this SLO fit in with the general ones?
SPEECH
In our department we teach students to approach problem solving by developing other-centered communication skills. Students learn to think about the “other” through audience analysis, an understanding of cultural differences, and empathy.


Think about how these programmatic SLOs relate to the College Learning Outcomes above. Feel free to edit, expand or change them. Try to make a program SLO for each College Learning Outcome with scores of 3 or higher on the matrix.