Core Curriculum

Course Outcomes Blueprint for Cultural Interpretation

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The CCC encourages departments to align their Core assessment work with their on-going participation in degree program assessment through the Office of Academic Assessment’s ASLP’s (Assessment of Student Learning Plans).  “Recycling” is encouraged in the form of avoiding duplication of effort and/or reporting.  Departments may import information from their ASLP’s to this blueprint, and vice-versa.

Completing this form involves aligning your department outcomes for this course with the Core outcomes. Please see the Core Curriculum Committee page (opens in new window) for additional information on completing these forms.

Learning Outcomes

[Note: all CI courses should engage students in outcome 4 and any 2 of the other outcomes.]

Outcome 1

Core Learning Outcome

After completing a CI course, students will:
Understand how people make sense of their lives and their world through the production of cultural representations such as ritual practices, artistic creations, and other products and performances.

Outcome 2

Core Learning Outcome

After completing a CI course, students will:
Analyze and evaluate cultural representations in historical and disciplinary context, with the understanding that standards of evaluation are themselves historically produced and contingent.

Outcome 3

Core Learning Outcome

After completing a CE course, students will:
Identify ethical issues raised by cultural representations, including what they suggest about students in their public and private roles (e.g., community member, family member, consumer, producer).

Outcome 4

Core Learning Outcome

After completing a CI course, students will:
Demonstrate skills of effective communication and analysis..

Course Characteristic 1
Cultural Interpretation courses will engage students in the analysis of cultural representations that draw on a variety of textual forms (from art, literature, music, philosophy, religion).
Course Characteristic 2
Cultural Interpretation courses will involve emphasis on oral or written assignments that develop critical thinking.