Comparative Religion and Humanities

Goals & SLOs

Goals & Objectives

Graduates of the CSU, Chico Program in Humanities will

  • G1. Possess an appreciation of the nature, scope, and historical contingency of the development of Western and select non-western cultures, including intellectual traditions, the arts and architecture, and language and literature.
  • G2. Understand how the methodologies common to the academic disciplines that comprise the Humanities (including philosophy, religious studies, history, languages and literatures, art, music, and theatre) are effectively employed in the study of texts or other cultural artifacts.
  • G3.Acquire the skills of critical reading, listening, and reasoning that foster conversation and the study of the humanities
  • G4. Develop the ability to communicate effectively in speech and writing in a variety of formats.
  • G5. Develop foreign language reading and comprehension skills at the second semester intermediate level in a modern language or at the second semester beginning level in a classical language.
  • G6. Gain familiarity with the study of humanistic cultural artifacts originating from a foreign culture.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  • SLO1. Students can demonstrate factual knowledge of the emergence and development of a set of ideas, an artistic form or medium, or a religious, philosophical, or artistic tradition.
  • SLO2. Students will be able to apply a methodological approach shared by academic discipline in the humanities.
  • SLO3
    • a) Students will demonstrate the ability to perform close analysis of the ideas and structure of a given cultural artifact.
    • b) Students will be able to assess the effectiveness and value of a given cultural artifact using standards appropriate to the medium and cultural origin of the work.
  • SLO4
    • a)Students can make clear, well organized, and substantive written presentations.
    • b) Students can make clear, well organized, and substantive oral presentations.
  • SLO5. Students will be able to read and comprehend beginning or intermediate level prose in the target language.
  • SLO6. Students will compose written reflections on a foreign nation or culture, during the course of study abroad or CSU, Chico coursework, that demonstrate a broad understanding of some of the following: art, architecture, language, literature, politics and current events, history, ethnography, geography, religion, philosophy, music, or theater.