PBB Division Objectives and Indicators
Objectives Provide a quality core natural science program Provide a quality mathematics program Provide a quality marine science program Provide a quality premedical science program
Indicators
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WASC Level Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
Programs Natural science core Mathematics Marine science Premedical science
mSLOs Students will be able to...
1. define fundamental concepts, principles, and theories of science.
2. gather scientific information through experiments, field work, and research.
3. perform experiments that support the development of scientific theory.
4. utilize appropriate laboratory and field work procedures.
5. interpret and express the results of experiments.
6. explain observations of new phenomenon, systems, and entities, using the theories of science.
Students will be able to:
1. define arithmetic, algebraic, geometric, spatial, and statistical concepts
2. calculate arithmetic, algebraic, geometric, spatial, and statistical quantities using appropriate technology.
3. estimate arithmetic, algebraic, geometric, spatial, and statistical solutions
4. solve arithmetic, algebraic, geometric, spatial, and statistical expressions, equations, functions, and problems using appropriate technology.
5. represent mathematical information numerically, symbolically, graphically, verbally, and visually using appropriate technology.
6. develop mathematical and statistical models such as formulas, functions, graphs, tables, and schematics using appropriate technology.
7. interpret mathematical and statistical models such as formulas, functions, graphs, tables, and schematics, drawing conclusions and making inferences based on those models.
8. explore mathematical systems utilizing rich experiences that encourage independent, nontrivial, constructive exploration in mathematics.
9. communicate mathematical thoughts and ideas clearly and concisely to others in the oral and written form.
Students will be able to:
Demonstrate, in written and oral forms, a detailed knowledge regarding the function of the world's oceans and seas and the closely human induced interactions with the marine environment. This can be achieved by:
• Expressing the fundamental notions of geological physical, chemical and biological oceanography and exploring these concepts to interpret the marine sciences;
• Describing the major environments of the world oceans (from the nearshore to offshore and from the shallow to deep water) and the interactions with the living forms that inhabit each respective ecosystems within this major water basin;
• Linking the interaction between the humans with the world ocean in detailing the knowledge acquired on the one hand, in resource utilization which covers the fisheries and mariculture; and on the other hand, the human induced degradation of the marine environment and its counterbalance, the examination of the conservation and enhancement measures taken towards the marine environment.
Students will be able to:
[These outcomes have not yet been formally discussed nor has the measurability of these outcomes been determined. These should be considered placeholders for program level outcomes to be developed at a later date.]
• describe the structure, function, and basic pathologies of the human body.
• communicate health, nutrition, and premedical information in both written and oral formats.
• describe health care and allied professions.
• demonstrate a foundation in basic biology, chemistry, microbiology, anatomy, nutrition, health, and physiology.
• work effectively in groups to solve human life sciences and health problems.
• quantify and analyze human life sciences and health problems using analytical, statistical, and computer methods.
• acquire and synthesize human life science, health, and nutrition information in a critical, scientific, and technologically advanced manner.