Geography and Anthropology

Geography Assessment


Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) are designed to identify and measure the learning students acquire in and outside the classroom at the university. 

Geography Program Student Learning Outcome

(Last update Fall 2021) 

Table describing four Program Learning Outcome and the Student Learning Outcome related to each of the Program Learning Outcome.

Program Learning Outcome

Student Learning Outcome

PO # 1 Students will acquire a broad knowledge of fundamental concepts and principles in physical, human, and social economic environment at various scales. They will develop appreciation and respect for the diversity of perspectives, cultural, and worldviews and an awareness and responsibility for environmental sustainability. (Knowledge)

SLO 1a: Students will be able to identify and describe geospatial characteristics, patterns, and processes at different scales in diverse physical, human, and social economic environments contexts

PO # 2 Students will develop spatial analytical skills, both quantitative and qualitative; they will learn to compare solutions that have been attempted in various parts of the world; and they will be trained to use the latest available geospatial technologies in the field. (Geographic, scientific, inquiry and critical thinking)

SLO 2a: Students will be able to identify, define, and draw conclusions to research problems in physical and/or human geography fields and be able to propose solutions to these problems

SLO 2b: Students will be able to observe, collect, evaluate, and process geographic data using geospatial technology tools and methods

SLO 2c: Students will be able to perform data analysis qualitatively and quantitatively using geospatial tools and methods such as GIS, remote sensing, modeling software, and statistical methods

PO # 3 Students will be able to communicate their understanding and analysis results by making maps, writing research papers and technical reports, giving oral presentations, and developing multimedia presentations. (Communication)

SLO 3a: Students will be able to write effectively following the convention of research papers and technical reports in geography and associated fields.

SLO 3b: Students will be able to speak clearly and effectively in oral presentations, including effective use of maps and other graphic visual illustrations in oral presentations.

SLO 3c: Students will be able to communicate effectively through map reading and map making. Students with an option in Geospatial Analysis should be able to design, develop, and present maps using different media, including static and dynamic maps.

PO # 4 Students will be prepared for employment or to pursue advanced study in geography or a cognate discipline. They will be able to apply geographical knowledge to ethical and social responsibility in everyday living. (Career, Ethical and Social Responsibility)

SLO 4a: Students will be able to collaboratively design, develop, and present geospatial, environmental, and geographic study projects in physical, human, and social economic environments through class projects and internships.

SLO 4b: Students will be able to employ/examine their professional ethical and social responsibilities through collaborative team projects, student organization activities, and internships.


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