College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

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SLO 1: The student will have demonstrated an acceptable level of understanding of geographic and planning concepts as shown in the thesis/project proposal and the completed thesis/project.

SLO 2: The student will have demonstrated an acceptable ability to conduct a literature review and convey the act of geography or planning as a discipline of critical spatial and temporal observation.

SLO 3: The student will have demonstrated an acceptable thesis/project proposal.

SLO 4: The student will have demonstrated an acceptable ability to organize ideas and content in written work through literature review and thesis/project proposal; and demonstrated application of geographic information and content used to solve a specific problem in a MA project or research questions in a MA thesis.

SLO 5.1 The student will have demonstrated a written communication that:

  • Presents information in an organized and concise manner.
  • Ideas are stated clearly and professionally.
  • Grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice, structure and format are virtually error free and appropriate.
  • Perceived as a professional document.

SLO 5.2 The student will be able to give an oral presentation that:

  • Demonstrates professional presentation skills.
  • Presents information in an organized and logical manner.
  • Demonstrates a professional level use of visual aids.