Example Syllabus Section on Learning Outcomes

 COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

(Please evaluate the learning outcomes and the assessments)
 
Learning Goal
Assessment/Evaluation
Proportion of Grade
By the end of this course, you will be able to... See details later in the syllabus  
1. Interpret and appreciate how and why the field of Meterology changed with advances in weather tracking and forecasting technology. 1. Based on in-depth reading in the field, complete a timeline "Poster" with references that displays how insights, questions, concerns, and new ideas emerged. Include your own speculations about possible advances to come in Meteorology. 20%
2. Explain and evaluate how the advances in Meterology theory influenced society (specifically with regard to business practices) 2. Participate in classroom discussions by regularly bringing and explaining relevant "artifacts" to class.  Complete supervised self-evaluations of weekly course participation. 10%
3. Synthesize and apply Meterological research methods for a practical problem. 3. Write a detailed client 'report' that connects Meterological theory and research to a client 'problem' that shows how clients can use Meteorology in their practices. 50%
4. Communicate about Meteorology to a general public audience (Speaking Intensive element of the course). 4. Plan, prepare, and present a set of communication messages about meterology for a large audience (e.g., a campaign, an extended weather news program, or a formal public address). 20%

 

RELATIONSHIP TO THE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE UNIVERSITY AND THE MAJOR

This course has approval as meeting the following Core 21, University Student Learning Outcomes, and Program Learning Outcomes (see clarifications on the course Blackboard page).

  • Natural Science
  • Speaking Intensive
  • Information Literacy
  • Climatological Data Use

 

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