Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Language and Communication. Students will use written English and American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate effectively. Aligns with GU SLO 1.
    1. Write in English effectively and clearly for various purposes, settings, and audiences in diverse media and genres.
      1. Demonstrate flexibility and range in adapting writing to match the rhetorical, stylistic, critical, and creative demands of the situation and media choice.
      2. Demonstrate competence in written English.
      3. Develop, revise, and edit for content and style across both higher_ order (e.g. thesis, audience, purpose, organization, structure, paragraphing) and lower-order (grammar and spelling) concerns in a paper.
    2. Communicate and collaborate effectively and clearly using American Sign Language (ASL) in academic and professional contexts.
      1. Demonstrate flexibility and range in ASL receptive and expressive communication to match the rhetorical, stylistic, critical, and creative demands of the situation and media choice.
      2. Demonstrate competence in academic ASL.
      3. Present content coherently, which involves clarifying points, bringing together information in a well-organized way, and drawing logical connections among ideas.
  2. Critical Interpretation of Texts. Students will demonstrate ability to read and interpret texts critically for different tasks and purposes. Aligns with GU SLO 2.
    1. Demonstrate ability to read and interpret texts critically-thoughtfully, actively, reflectively, and analytically-for different tasks and purposes and in different contexts.
      1. Apply a variety of critical reading strategies to texts.
      2. Identify key elements such as the comprehension of content, language, and formal elements for the purposes of a development of an interpretation or an argument.
      3. Indicate awareness of a particular text's genre, purpose, style, and related contextual matters.
      4. Identify and work with textual evidence.
    2. Demonstrate ability to watch ASL presentations critically-thoughtfully, actively, attentively, reflectively, and analytically-for different tasks and purposes.
      1. Apply critical receptive strategies to a variety of ASL texts and contexts.
      2. Identify key elements such as content, language, and formal elements in an ASL text for the purposes of the development of an interpretation or an argument.
      3. Indicate awareness of a particular ASL text's genre, purpose, style, and related contextual matters.
      4. Identify and work with textual evidence from ASL texts.