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Geography, BA/BS (general geography major, no emphasis)

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome O Spatial thinking

Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and use spatial methods and techniques for problem-solving and decision-making in geography and planning.
Objective 6 Students will demonstrate the ability to obtain and analyze critically geographic information from a variety of print and electronic sources.

Measure 1

2017 Status
Assessment data for this measure were not collected in GPY100 because this measure does not fully reflect the course content.

Measure 2

2018 Status

Measure 3

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Data for this measure was not collected in GPY495 in Winter 2017. This is the only section of GPY495 offered during this assessment cycle. Data collected in GPY495 prior to 2015/16 are not comparable with the current tool due to the restructuring of the geography major and GPY495 in 2015/2016.

Objective 7 Students will exhibit the ability to create computer maps and apply appropriate techniques and methods of computer cartography and Geographic Information Systems.

Outcome P Application of geographic knowledge in public policy-making and discourse on social and environmental issues.

Students will utilize geographic knowledge and spatial analytic skills to make the world a better place through engagement in public policy-making/discourse on social and environmental issues.
Objective 8 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the impact of natural conditions on human activities, on the one hand, and the different ways of creating environments according to differing cultural values, religious beliefs, technical, economic and political systems, on the other.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Students have met and surpassed the threshold value (2) for this outcome. The majority of the class surpassed the threshold.

Objective 9 Students will demonstrate ability to work interculturally with community partners and at the local, regional, national or international level.