Certificate Programs

Certificate Program Student Learning Outcomes

Applied Ethics

  1. Develop moral perception, including capacity to identify and discern between an ethical question, a scientific question, a political question, an aesthetic question, and a legal question.
  2. Cultivate the moral and empathic imagination, as reflected in abilities to understand an issue from another person's perspective.
  3. Develop skills in moral reasoning and deliberation, especially in the capacity to apply ethical principles in a moral deliberation process to concrete issues of moral choice.
  4. Cultivate personal moral responsibility, expressed through moral foundations questionnaire, and development of personal case studies of moral choices.
  5. Sensitivity to moral ambiguity and tolerance for different opinions, as reflected through civility in discourse and philosophical charity.

Food in Culture and Social Justice

  1. Develop and apply critical thinking and critical writing competencies about food, culture and social justice.
  2. Describe food systems in multiple perspectives including time, place, culture, and scale.
  3. Analyze how socially constructed differences, combined with unequal distribution of power. across economic, social, and political institutions, result in discrimination in the food system.
  4. Critically evaluate the role of food in the construction of identity (gender, ethnicity, religious, etc.).
  5. Discuss the importance of historical competence as it pertains to changing ideas about food and the historical trajectory of certain foods.
  6. Demonstrate skills of observation and analysis of food using mixed methods.
  7. Through study and engagement with community projects and policy, articulate a vision of equity in the food system and steps to achieve this.

Language in Culture

In Development

Latin American Affairs

  1. Demonstrate verbal and written proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, or an aboriginal/indigenous language of Latin America.
  2. Understand and contextualize knowledge related to the history, geography, social conditions and cultural production of Latin America and the relationship of Latin America to major world powers.
  3. Situate Latinx communities in the present-day United States within a broader Latin American context and analyze connections between Latin America and Latinx histories, social conditions, and cultural production such as literature and film.

Medical Humanities

  1. Students will understand and articulate social and cultural perspectives on the human experience of health care and medicine.
  2. Students will develop and apply ethical tools for moral reasoning in health care settings.
  3. Students will develop critical thinking skills to enable them to be discerning participants in the future delivery of health care.
  4. Students will acquire understanding of diversity and cultural competencies necessary for effective health care delivery.
  5. Students will cultivate interpersonal skills including empathy and skillful communication that enhance individualized decision-making processes.

Peace Studies

In Development

Scientific, Technical and Professional Communications

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Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

  1. Articulate the ways in which systems of power, privilege, and oppression shape our experiences as individuals and members of communities.
  2. Develop skills and effective strategies for advancing social justice.

Pre-professional Programs