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Religious Studies, BA/BS

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome B REL-A: Interprets Religious Diversity

Demonstrate ability to identify, discuss, and analyze religious traditions, forms of religious life, and their various constituent elements.
Objective 6 REL - Collaboration and Self-Direction: Employ skills necessarily to working independently and collaboratively on interdisciplinary research and/or community-engaged projects.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
Beginning in September 2019, the Religious Studies Program Committee initiated significant curricular revisions to the REL Minor Program with the goal of making it more accessible to students. The Program Committee also decided to revise two of its three core courses (REL 200 and REL 300) required for the minor, proposing those courses as a part of the General Education Program, updating the course titles, and expanding the formats in which the courses can be offered in order to support enrollments by a broader range of students. The revisions to REL 200 were approved in December 2019. The minor program revisions and REL 300 revisions, along with a curricular map, will be submitted to the Brooks College Curriculum Committee in December 2019. A revised assessment plan that will reflect those revisions, once approved, will be crafted and finalized in Winter 2020.

2018 Status
Achieved
100% of students are meeting target.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
In our initial assessment we assessed two students in our first REL 495 class. Each met the Target/Mastery level

Outcome C REL-B: Compare and Contrast Religious Phenomena

Apply critical thinking and textual analysis to compare and contact various forms of religious life and practice across cultures.
Objective 1 REL - Understanding Religions and the Religious: Demonstrate understanding of diverse forms of religions and the religious in comparative and cross-cultural perspectives.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
Beginning in September 2019, the Religious Studies Program Committee initiated significant curricular revisions to the REL Minor Program with the goal of making it more accessible to students. The Program Committee also decided to revise two of its three core courses (REL 200 and REL 300) required for the minor, proposing those courses as a part of the General Education Program, updating the course titles, and expanding the formats in which the courses can be offered in order to support enrollments by a broader range of students. The revisions to REL 200 were approved in December 2019. The minor program revisions and REL 300 revisions, along with a curricular map, will be submitted to the Brooks College Curriculum Committee in December 2019. A revised assessment plan that will reflect those revisions, once approved, will be crafted and finalized in Winter 2020.

2018 Status
Achieved
100% of students are meeting target.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
In our initial assessment we assessed two students in our first REL 495 class, taught in Fall 2017. Each met the Target/Mastery level.

Outcome D REL-C: Applies Concepts and Methods of Religious Studies

Employ concepts and methods of religious studies to analyze human society and culture within and across specific historical and geographic contexts.
Objective 2 REL - Critical Thinking: Demonstrate advanced critical thinking skills at levels required for effective professional work, or work in other social or cultural contexts.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
Beginning in September 2019, the Religious Studies Program Committee initiated significant curricular revisions to the REL Minor Program with the goal of making it more accessible to students. The Program Committee also decided to revise two of its three core courses (REL 200 and REL 300) required for the minor, proposing those courses as a part of the General Education Program, updating the course titles, and expanding the formats in which the courses can be offered in order to support enrollments by a broader range of students. The revisions to REL 200 were approved in December 2019. The minor program revisions and REL 300 revisions, along with a curricular map, will be submitted to the Brooks College Curriculum Committee in December 2019. A revised assessment plan that will reflect those revisions, once approved, will be crafted and finalized in Winter 2020.

2018 Status
Achieved
100% of students are meeting target.

2016 Status
Not Yet Achieved
In our initial assessment we assessed two students in our first REL 495 class. Each met the Target/Mastery level

Outcome S REL-D: Argumentation and Communication Skills:

Demonstrate ability to communicate effective analysis and argumentation in written and oral formats.
Objective 5 REL - Written Communication: Demonstrate the ability to communicate ideas and arguments effectively in the various writing styles and genre appropriate to the study of religion, including the humanities and the social and behavioral sciences.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
Beginning in September 2019, the Religious Studies Program Committee initiated significant curricular revisions to the REL Minor Program with the goal of making it more accessible to students. The Program Committee also decided to revise two of its three core courses (REL 200 and REL 300) required for the minor, proposing those courses as a part of the General Education Program, updating the course titles, and expanding the formats in which the courses can be offered in order to support enrollments by a broader range of students. The revisions to REL 200 were approved in December 2019. The minor program revisions and REL 300 revisions, along with a curricular map, will be submitted to the Brooks College Curriculum Committee in December 2019. A revised assessment plan that will reflect those revisions, once approved, will be crafted and finalized in Winter 2020.

2018 Status
Achieved
100% of students are meeting target.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
In our initial assessment we assessed two students in our first REL 495 class. Each met the Target/Mastery level.

Outcome U REL-F: Analyze Religion in Context

Interrogate religious phenomena within the context of societies and cultures, including the interplay among religion and other broad social, cultural, political, and environmental factors.
Objective 3 REL - Interdisciplinary Analysis of Religious Phenomena: Produce interdisciplinary analysis of complex religious phenomena in their social and cultural contexts.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
Beginning in September 2019, the Religious Studies Program Committee initiated significant curricular revisions to the REL Minor Program with the goal of making it more accessible to students. The Program Committee also decided to revise two of its three core courses (REL 200 and REL 300) required for the minor, proposing those courses as a part of the General Education Program, updating the course titles, and expanding the formats in which the courses can be offered in order to support enrollments by a broader range of students. The revisions to REL 200 were approved in December 2019. The minor program revisions and REL 300 revisions, along with a curricular map, will be submitted to the Brooks College Curriculum Committee in December 2019. A revised assessment plan that will reflect those revisions, once approved, will be crafted and finalized in Winter 2020.

2018 Status
Achieved
100% of students are meeting target.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
In our initial assessment we assessed two students in our first REL 495 class. Each met the Target/Mastery level.

Objective 4 REL - Interpretive Reading Methods: Analyze religious texts by employing interpretive reading methods in order to more fully understand the impact and significance of these works in their social, cultural, and historical contexts.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
Beginning in September 2019, the Religious Studies Program Committee initiated significant curricular revisions to the REL Minor Program with the goal of making it more accessible to students. The Program Committee also decided to revise two of its three core courses (REL 200 and REL 300) required for the minor, proposing those courses as a part of the General Education Program, updating the course titles, and expanding the formats in which the courses can be offered in order to support enrollments by a broader range of students. The revisions to REL 200 were approved in December 2019. The minor program revisions and REL 300 revisions, along with a curricular map, will be submitted to the Brooks College Curriculum Committee in December 2019. A revised assessment plan that will reflect those revisions, once approved, will be crafted and finalized in Winter 2020.

2018 Status
Achieved
100% of students are meeting target.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
In our initial assessment we assessed two students in our first REL 495 class. Each met the Target/Mastery level.