This student learning outcome applies to all three of our programs:
Geology (including the environmental geology emphasis),
Geology-Chemistry, and Earth Science.
Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to apply geologic
reasoning to interpret geologic data.
Outcome N Proficiency with Topographic and Geologic Maps
This SLO applies to our Geology program (including the environmental
Geology majors are proficient at reading and using topographic and
Geology majors are proficient at using geospatial/geoscience tools and
methods to evaluate and quantitatively analyze geologic and topographic data.
Outcome O Teacher Certification Success
(For Earth Science Majors)
Earth Science majors with a Secondary Education focus earn passing
scores on the standardized Michigan Test for Teacher Certification
(MTTC) and overall their scores show improvement over time.
Outcome P Learning Outside Classroom
Increase the participation of majors in a significant
professional/learning experience outside of the classroom.
Department faculty will work on developing resources and the best venues
for sharing resources with students. Resources will be shared
informally and in the context of some courses.
Outcome Q Global International Learning
Increase student opportunities for global and international learning in
all three programs
Outcome T Scientific Reasoning
Proficient understanding of the fundamental principles defining the
nature of science, and geological sciences in particular.