STEM Division Program SLOs

 

Biology and Ecology PSLOs

  • BIOL.PSLO1       (ISLO: Critical Thinking/Communication)
    Students will be able to correctly interpret experimental data and effectively communicate the findings and implications of that data in writing.
  • BIOL.PSLO2       (ISLO: Scientific Awareness)
    Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental principles of Biology as it relates to their degree path. This may include a basic understanding of many or all of the following fields; Genetics, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Systematics, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Anatomy, and Physiology.
  • BIOL.PSLO3       (ISLO: Scientific Awareness)
    Students will be able to describe how environmental factors and living organisms interact within ecosystems.
  • BIOL.PSLO4       (ISLO: Scientific Awareness)
    Students will be able to apply the scientific method to design and conduct experiments, correctly interpret results, and effectively communicate findings.

 

Chemistry PSLOs

  • CHEM.PSLO1       Chemistry Literacy (ISLO:Critical Thinking)
    Recognize and implement chemical symbolism, notation, nomenclature and vocabulary.
  • CHEM.PSLO2       Calculational Chemistry (ISLO:Computation)
    Perform chemistry calculations and demonstrate quantitative reasoning.
  • CHEM.PSLO3       Chemistry Data Analysis (ISLO:Critical Thinking)
    Sort and apply chemical data and information; demonstrate deductive reasoning.
  • CHEM.PSLO4       Chemistry Concepts (ISLO:Critical Thinking)
    Apply chemistry concepts; demonstrate inductive reasoning.
  • CHEM.PSLO5       Chemistry Laboratory Competency (ISLO:Technological Awareness)
    Conduct chemistry laboratory operations and demonstrate manual skills.

 

Computer Science PSLOs

  • COMSC.PSLO1       (ISLO: Computation)
    Use appropriate mathematical and OOP (object oriented programming) concepts and methods to understand, analyze, and communicate issues in quantitative terms.
  • COMSC.PSLO2       (ISLO: Critical Thinking)
    Analyze data/information in addressing and evaluating problems and issues in making decisions as applied to mathematical and OOP (object oriented programming) topic requirements.
  • COMSC.PSLO3.Communicate       (ISLO: Communication)
    Clearly and effectively communicates concepts applied to mathematical and OOP (object oriented programming) topic requirements.

 

Economics PSLOs

  • ECON.PSLO1       (ISLO: Global Awareness)
    Students will learn to incorporate environmental issues into their analyses of global economic relationships and question their own values and popular myths as well as conventional economic hypotheses.
  • ECON.PSLO2       (ISLO: Information Competency)
    Students will learn to apply market theory principles to help understand the potential role of government in the economy.
  • ECON.PSLO3       (ISLO: Critical Thinking)
    Students will analyze and explain current economic conditions as announced by various governmental and non-governmental agencies with respect to full employment goals.
  • ECON.PSLO4       (ISLO: Information Competency)
    Students will be able to compare and contrast the potential economic policy options of the Federal Reserve System versus the economic policy options of the Legislative and Executive branches of government with respect to unemployment, inflation, and full employment.

 

Engineering PSLOs

  • ENGR.PSLO1       (ISLO: Scientific Awareness)
    Students of engineering at Yuba College will apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology to engineering activities and problems.
  • ENGR.PSLO2       (ISLO: Personal and Social Responsibility)
    Students of engineering at Yuba College will function effectively as members of technical teams, including a respect for diversity, professional and ethical responsibilities.
  • ENGR.PSLO3       (ISLO: Communication)
    Students of engineering at Yuba College will demonstrate an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments.
  • ENGR.PSLO4       (ISLO: Critical Thinking)
    Students of engineering at Yuba College will demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze and solve engineering problems.
  • ENGR.PSLO5       (ISLO: Technological Awareness)
    Students of engineering at Yuba College will successfully apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the discipline to engineering activities and problems.

 

History PSLOs

  • HIST.PSLO1       (ISLO: Critical Thinking)
    Demonstrate a breadth and depth of historical knowledge including but not limited to analysis of historical evidence to evaluate the causes and effects of key turning points in the human experience.
  • HIST.PSLO2       (ISLO: Personal and Social Responsibility)
    Demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which modern day people are profoundly impacted by historical events and how an appreciation of the past should inform how we approach contemporary issues.
  • HIST.PSLO3       (ISLO: Global Awareness)
    Examine the experiences of various people throughout time and space and their significance to global development.

 

Mathematics and Statistics PSLOs

  • MATH.PSLO1       (ISLO: Computation)
    Solve equations and inequalities.
  • MATH.PSLO2       (ISLO: Computation)
    Perform operations on mathematical objects (e.g. numbers, expressions, functions, matrices).
  • MATH.PSLO3       (ISLO: Computation)
    Graph equations, functions, inequalities.
  • MATH.PSLO4       (ISLO: Critical Thinking)
    Solve applied problems using mathematical or statistical methods.
  • MATH.PSLO5       (ISLO: Critical Thinking)
    Prove identities and theorems.
  • MATH.PSLO6       (ISLO: Critical Thinking)
    Apply definitions, notation and properties of mathematical concepts.

 

Philosophy and Humanities PSLOs

  • PHIL.PSLO1       (ISLO: Critical Thinking)
    Analyze data/information in addressing and evaluating problems an dissues in making decisions.
  • PHIL.PSLO2       (ISLO: Global Awareness)
    Articulate similarities and differences among cultures, times, and evnironments, demonstrating an understanding of cultural pluralism and knowledge of global issues.
  • PHIL.PSLO3       (ISLO: Personal and Social Awareness)
    Interact with others by demonstrating respect for opinions, feelings, and values.

 

Physical Science, Geology and Geography PSLOs

  • PHYSC.PSLO1       (ISLO: Scientific Awareness)
    Understand the purpose of scientific inquiry and the implications and applications of basic scientific principles.
  • PHYSC.PSLO2       (ISLO: Computation)
    Use appropriate mathematical concepts and methods to understand, analyze, and communicate issues in quantitative terms.
  • PHYSC.PSLO3       (ISLO: Critical Thinking)
    Analyze data/information in addressing and evaluating problems and issues in making decisions.

 

Physics and Astronomy PSLOs

  • PHYS.PSLO1       (ISLO: Scientific Awareness)
    Express real-world problems involving matter, energy, motion and force in equations based on the laws of physics.
  • PHYS.PSLO2       (ISLO: Technological Awareness)
    Operate scientific apparata to measure physical quantities and collect data.
  • PHYS.PSLO3       (ISLO: Computation)
    Solve equations using appropriate mathematical methods .

 

Political Science PSLOs

  • POLSC.PSLO1       (ISLO: Critical Thinking)
    Students can distinguish major political theories and/or political concepts.
  • POLSC.PSLO2       (ISLO: Information Competency)
    tudents can identify the political structure of major governing bodies.
  • POLSC.PSLO3       (ISLO: Communication)
    Students can analyze the opposing arguments of major political issues.
  • POLSC.PSLO4       (ISLO: Global Awareness)
    Students can identify and compare the fundamental principles/features of major political systems.
  • POLSC.PSLO5       (ISLO: Critical Thinking)
    Students can identify social, political, and/or economic forces necessary to establish a certain political order.

 

Psychology PSLOs

  • PSYCH.PSLO1       (ISLO: Critical Thinking)
    Analyze psychological data, information, and theories.
  • PSYCH.PSLO2       (ISLO: Critical Thinking)
    Apply psychological principles to the development of interpersonal, occupational and social skills and life-long personal growth.
  • PSYCH.PSLO3       (ISLO: Scientific Awareness)
    Draw reasonable conclusions in relation to human behavior from the data/information/theories.
  • PSYCH.PSLO4       (ISLO: Personal and Social Responsibility)
    Articulate similarities and differences in human behavior among cultures, times, and environments, demonstrating an understanding of cultural pluralism and knowledge of global issues as they relate to human behavior.
  • PSYCH.PSLO5       (ISLO: Personal and Social Responsibility)
    Demonstrate respect for the psychological differences in opinions, feelings and values of others in one's interactions.

 

Sociology PSLOs

  • SOCIL.PSLO1       (ISLO: Critical Thinking)
    Understand the main ways--qualitative and quantitative--that social scientists collect and analyze data.
  • SOCIL.PSLO2       (ISLO: Global Awareness)
    Undersand how America's social structure, culture, and governance differ from those of other comparable societies, and the world is gradually developing global structure, culture, and governance processes
  • SOCIL.PSLO3       (ISLO: Information Competency)
    Understand that social life exists at a community level, as well as a regional, national, and global one, and have at least one experience working on (i.e., researching, or analyzing, or helping to solve) a social problem in the community.

 


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