Courses in the Department of Culture and Communication introduce and develop the following skills, which correspond to the Institutional (ILO) and General Education (GELO) program outcomes listed here:

 

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Clearly express ideas in writing. (ILO A, GELO 1)
  2. Clearly express ideas in speech. (ILO A, GELO 2)
  3. Identify the implicit ideas, beliefs, and conditions underlying written and spoken statements. (ILO B, GELO 3)
  4. Analyze how rhetorical choices impact the way information is communicated. (ILO B, GELO 3)
  5. Interpret texts, ideas, or issues through the collection and analysis of textual evidence. (ILO B, GELO 3)
  6. Explain the relation between texts, ideas, and issues and their socio-political, historical, and cultural contexts. (GELO 8, GELO 9)
  7. Analyze works of philosophical, literary, aesthetic, and cultural importance. (GELO 7, GELO 8, GELO 9)
  8. Evaluate aesthetic and cultural experiences subjectively as well as objectively. (GELO 7)
  9. Identify, access, and evaluate appropriate sources of information. (ILO F)

Basic Writing Student Learning Outcomes 
(EGL 100, EGL 101/102: GE A2)

SLO1: Summarize texts accurately and comprehensively
SLO2: Analyze written texts.
SLO3: Craft an argument in support of original ideas within the discipline and genre of a writing task.
SLO4: Demonstrate ability to consider audience, purpose, and context of written work.
SLO5: Use appropriate and relevant content in written work.
SLO6: Demonstrate awareness of conventions particular to a specific discipline and/or writing task (including conventions for organization, content, presentation, formatting, and stylistic choices).
SLO7: Use high quality, credible, relevant sources to develop ideas.
SLO 8: Use grammatically- and mechanically- correct language to clearly communicate ideas to readers

Speech Communication Student Learning Outcomes 
(EGL 110, 120: GE A1)

SLO 1: Sequence ideas and supporting materials in presentations using a clear organizational pattern
SLO 2: Use language that is appropriate to the topic and audience.
SLO 3: Analyze how rhetorical choices impact the way information is communicated.
SLO 4: Identify the implicit ideas, beliefs, and conditions underlying spoken statements.
SLO 5: Employ delivery techniques (eg. posture, gesture, eye contact, and vocal expressiveness) to enhance the effectiveness of presentations
SLO 6: Collect, analyze, and present a variety of information clearly
SLO 7: Convey a central message to an audience

Critical Thinking Student Learning Outcomes 
(EGL 220: GE A3)

SLO 1: Identify the implicit ideas, beliefs, and conditions underlying a statement.
SLO 2: Analyze how rhetorical choices impact the way information is communicated.
SLO 3: Evaluate arguments and their evidence through a process of critical inquiry.
SLO 4: Distinguish sound arguments from faulty ones.
SLO 5: Distinguish between facts and opinions.
SLO 6: Recognize and refute fallacies of language and thought.
SLO 7: Employ valid inductive and deductive reasoning.
SLO 8: Demonstrate ability to explore texts, issues, and ideas comprehensively before formulating an opinion.
SLO 9: Systematically analyze one’s own assumptions and relevant contexts when presenting a position. 
SLO 10: Evaluate the strength of premises and conclusion in arguments (in both your arguments and other people’s arguments).
SLO 11: Demonstrate ability to collect and analyze reliable evidence in order to draw informed conclusions.
SLO 12: Advocate for ideas by composing well-reasoned arguments.

Arts Student Learning Outcomes 
(EGL 225, HUM 115, HUM 120, HUM 215: GE C1) 

SLO 1: Demonstrate ability to read and analyze a wide variety of artistic texts.
SLO 2: Relate literary or cultural concepts, principles, terms, strategies, and styles to a range of texts. 
SLO 3: Analyze the relation between texts and their cultural contexts. 
SLO 4: Demonstrate ability to express ideas clearly and creatively, both in writing and speech. 
SLO 5: Analyze works of philosophical, literary, aesthetic, and cultural importance.
SLO 6: Evaluate aesthetic and cultural experiences subjectively as well as objectively.

Literature/Humanities/Philosophy Student Learning Outcomes 
(EGL 200, EGL 305, EGL 309, EGL 310, EGL 315, EGL 320, EGL 330, EGL 340, EGL 345, HUM 325, HUM 350, HUM 380, HUM 395, HUM 400: GE C2)

SLO 1: Demonstrate ability to read and analyze a wide variety of literary, cultural, or philosophical texts. 
SLO 2: Relate literary or cultural concepts, principles, terms, strategies, and styles to a range of texts. 
SLO 3: Analyze the relation between texts and their cultural contexts. 
SLO 4: Demonstrate ability to express ideas clearly and creatively, both in writing and speech. 
SLO 5: Analyze works of philosophical, literary, aesthetic, and cultural importance.
SLO 6: Evaluate aesthetic and cultural experiences subjectively as well as objectively.

C&C Advanced Writing Student Learning Outcomes
(EGL 300: GWAR) 

In addition to the outcomes for A2 Basic Writing above, students will:

SLO 1: Demonstrate a thorough consideration of context, audience, and purpose that is responsive to the assigned writing task.
SLO 2: Develop and use appropriate, relevant, and compelling content to explore ideas within the context of the discipline.
SLO 3: Demonstrate skillful use of use of source material to support ideas within the discipline and genre of the writing task.
SLO 4: Demonstrate consistent use of conventions particular to the writing task, including organization, content, presentation, formatting, and stylistic choices.
SLO 5: Use language that skillfully conveys meaning to readers with clarity and fluency.

 

More information on Cal Maritime's Assessment and Program Review policies and procedures including ILOs and complete Institutional assessment data is available on the Student Success and Achievement pages. General Education program learning outcomes (GELOs) can be found on the Office of the Registrar pages.