Course Offerings - Student Learning Outcomes

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Prefix Number Course Offering Student Learning Outcomes
ACCT 101
ACCT 101 - Financial Accounting
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ACCT 101 - Financial Accounting Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Communicate and explain the nature of a business entity and the role of accounting in the decision-making process and its ethics.
  2. Construct and prepare journal entries and select different financial reports utilizing a basic computer general ledger program.
  3. Build and prepare a set of financial statement (I/S, R/E, B/S} from a listing of general ledger account balances.
  4. Arrange the steps i n the accounting cycle and communicate it's impact on the financial reporting of the corporate entity
  5. Identify and categorize those assets and how they are valued,
  6. Identify the two major sources of corporate financing and the impact of each.
ACCT 102
ACCT 102 - Managerial Accounting
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ACCT 102 - Managerial Accounting Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Discuss the different cost accumulation systems found in a manufacturing environment.
  2. Accumulate and report product costs in botl1 job order and processing costing systems, applying overhead using traditional plant wide application rates and activity based costing.
  3. Isolate the fixed and variable components of a mixed cost, prepare an income statement in both traditional and contribution format.
  4. Explained the difference, and apply absorption costing and variable costing, to prepare an income statement in the contribution format.
  5. Discuss, and perform, cost-volume- profit analysis. Discuss, and perform, variance analysis.
  6. Apply variance analysis.
  7. Apply various analytic tools to perform capital budgeting decisions making.
  8. Measure and classify cash flows to prepare a statement of cash flows using the indirect approach in the statement and direct approach to operating activities as a supporting schedule.
  9. Discuss the 3 principle ratio groups and apply key ratios to evaluate an organization,
ACCT 103
ACCT 103 - Microcomputers in Accounting
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ACCT 103 - Microcomputers in Accounting Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Explain the methods for utilizing general ledger software to record transactions for a business.
  2. Analyze financial reports which can be used to make sound business decisions.
  3. List the steps to set u p accounting records for a business utilizing general ledger software.
  4. Compare and contrast the benefits of utilizing general ledger software to maintain accounting records i n a variety of business industries and situations.
  5. Explain and demonstrate the steps to process payroll information in general ledger software.
  6. Summarize and demonstrate the process to track inventory and maintain inventory records in general ledger software
  7. Use electronic worksheet software to organize, manipulate, and graph numeric data.
ACCT 111
ACCT 111 - Business Accounting
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ACCT 111 - Business Accounting Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Summarize the information provided by the financial statements, including the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows.
  2. Interpret individual amounts from the financial statements to include assets, liabilities, equities, revenues and expenses, and cash flows from operating, investing, and financial activities.
  3. Compute financial ratios and use financial ratios along with other financial data to compare companies within the same industry.
  4. Utilize cost and management accounting concepts to assess challenges and develop solutions in both production and service entities.
  5. Analyze the accounting systems designed for performance measurement and appraisal.
  6. Analyze and evaluate financial aspects of a business and apply the course concepts to “real world” situations.
ACCT 201
ACCT 201 - Intermediate Accounting I
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ACCT 201 - Intermediate Accounting I Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Explain the methods for utilizing general ledger software to record transactions for a business.
  2. Analyze financial reports which can be used to make sound business decisions.
  3. List the steps to set u p accounting records for a business utilizing general ledger software.
  4. Compare and contrast the benefits of utilizing general ledger software to maintain accounting records i n a variety of business industries and situations.
  5. Explain and demonstrate the steps to process payroll information in general ledger software.
  6. Summarize and demonstrate the process to track inventory and maintain inventory records in general ledger software
  7. Use electronic worksheet software to organize, manipulate, and graph numeric data.
ACCT 202
ACCT 202 - Intermediate Accounting II
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ACCT 202 - Intermediate Accounting II Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Analyze, measure, record, and prepare the financial statement presentations for the results of transactions and events impacting corporate debt including troubled-debt restructuring. Analyze, measure, record, and prepare the financial statement presentations for results of transactions and events that impact stockholders' equity.
  2. Account for and prepare the financial statement presentation for transactions and events involving corporate investments including derivatives.
  3. Account for and prepare the financial statement presentation for the results Income tax related transactions and events.
  4. Analyze, measure, record, and prepare the financial statement presentations for transactions and events effecting compensation.
  5. Analyze, measure, record, and prepare the financial statement presentations for lease- related transaction
ACCT 203
ACCT 203 - Cost Accounting
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ACCT 203 - Cost Accounting Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Cost-Volume-Profit
  2. Job Order Costing
  3. Standard Costs
  4. Absorption vs. Variable Costing
  5. Process Costing
  6. Cost Allocation
ACCT 206
ACCT 206 - Auditing
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ACCT 206 - Auditing Student Learning Outcomes


Distinguish the differences among assurance. attestation, and services as well as identify the regulatory bodies that affect the nature and quality if the services.

Define corporate governance, identify the key components of the Sarbanes· Oxley Act and discuss generally accepted auditing and attestation standards.

Discuss the importance of independence as well as identify the major threats to independence as well as describe the audit risk model and it's components.

Identify the various types of risk relevant to conducting an audit as well as describe the audit risk model and its components.

Discuss internal controls including computers-based controls and their effect on the financial statement audit.

Define the various types of fraud and describe the auditor's responsibility for fraud detection. Explain how to integrate fraud detection procedures into financial statement,

Explain the concept of accounting cycles of processes and their impact on audit approaches, Identify the accounts and relevant assertions for each cycle and describe the approach the auditor would take to perform an audit and address fraud risk for each cycle.

Apply the steps involved in assessing the going concern assumption. Describe the contents of and disclosure of loss contingencies and subsequent events.

Describe the information included in the various audit report. Identify the types of opinions and the circumstance in which each type is appropriate.

Describe the causes of legal action against auditors and identify the professional requirements that help assure audit quality and minimize auditor exposure to liability suits

ACCT 208
ACCT 208 - Tax Accounting
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ACCT 208 - Tax Accounting Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Identify applicable individual federal tax law statues
  2. Summarize applicable federal tax laws under different given circumstances.
  3. Prepare correct IRS tax forms and schedules using tax preparation software
  4. Apply applicable federal tax law statues to solve questions, cases and problems.
  5. Compose client letters communicating federal tair law issues and decisions to clients.
  6. Demonstrate using professional ethics when dealing with federal tax law issue.
ACCT 209
ACCT 209 - Advanced Taxation
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ACCT 209 - Advanced Taxation Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Identify and evaluate research tools and technique to satisfy specific tax problem and solutions.
  2. Compute and communicate tax liability for entities other than individuals using current tax laws, inclusions, exclusions, within multi-states or international transaction ie(partnerships, corporations, estates, and trust.)
  3. Assess different federal tax practices and ethics,
ACCT 215
ACCT 215 - Nonprofit Accounting
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ACCT 215 - Nonprofit Accounting Student Learning Outcomes


  1. governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations
  2. the nature of fund accounting
  3. the budgeting process
  4. principles of revenue recognition in governments
  5. the principles of recognizing expenditures in government funds
  6. governmental accounting for long-term obligations
  7. the reporting and disclosure requirements for government reporting entities
  8. accounting principles for nonprofit organizations
  9. accounting principles for hospitals and universities
  10. auditing principles of governments and nonprofit organizations
ACCT 250
ACCT 250 - Advanced Accounting
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ACCT 250 - Advanced Accounting Student Learning Outcomes


  1. identify the major reasons firms combine,
  2. discuss the factors managers should consider in exercising due diligence in business combinations
  3. discuss the defensive tactics used to attempt to block business combinations,
  4. explain the differences between an asset and a stock acquisition,
  5. discuss the factors used to determine the price and method of payment for a business combinations
  6. calculate an estimate of the value of goodwill to be included in an offering price by discounting expected future excess earnings over some period of years.
ADC 101
ADC 101 - Introduction to Design and Construction
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ADC 101 - Introduction to Design and Construction Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Explain major concepts in the fields of design and construction
  2. Critically evaluate the building development process (from feasibility through design, construction and building occupancy), its major steps and the roles of its major participants;
  3. Articulate the major factors contributing to build ing design and construction such as construction materials; structural and other building system aspects; codes and regulations;
  4. Use drawing techniques with various media (paper, pen, pencil, charcoal, etc.) and conventions;
  5. Discuss the nature of professionalism and the meaning of professional ethics;
  6. Elucidate new techniques and technologies and their impact on design and construction, including the introduction of new construction materials.
  7. Utilize word processing software and library information systems to produce and/or retrieve documents regarding architecture, design, and construction.
  8. Explain legal and ethical issues associated with technology used i n architecture, design and construction.
ADC 103
ADC 103 - CAD Basics
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ADC 103 - CAD Basics Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Manipulate CAD software to create drawings that are highly precise and have superior graphic quality.
  2. Explain major design principles, components, and the construction process of buildings.
  3. Use architectural conventions and accepted industry standards f or the production of design development documents.
  4. Perform manipulations of alphanumeric Information contained in spreadsheets and to utilize specialized areas of CAD software designed to import, export and link these data to the graphics software. Demonstrate the ability to work as members of a tea m by collaborating on a large scale, end of semester project using social/professional networking software and websites.
  5. Connect personal computers to commonly used digital peripherals such as still and video cameras, measuring devices and mass storage devices. 6.   Post images of work they produced to a web page they create.
ADC 109
ADC 109 - Design Studio I
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ADC 109 - Design Studio I Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Explain the basic principles of delineation as understood through design as a foundation for the study of any of the design fields.
  2. Articulate the nature of the design process and how ideas and concepts can be developed and translated into graphic presentations.
  3. Use professional language to describe form and space.
  4. Manipulate scale and proportional relationships for human comfort and beauty.
  5. Assemble professional presentations using appropriate methods and conventions, including architectural lettering.
  6. Construct basic two- and three-dimensional compositions, showing strategies for achieving design clarity and meaning.
  7. Elucidate the human experience of space and form.
  8. Create and describe form and space, using the basic graphic and modeling skills for two- and three- dimensional representation: freehand drawing, manual drafting, paraline drawing and model making.
ADC 112
ADC 112 - Construction Materials and Detailing: Properties
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ADC 112 - Construction Materials and Detailing: Properties Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Describe and discuss sustainable methods, practices and technologies in line with the United States Green Building Council’s LEED certification;
  2. Identify the major factors contributing to building design and construction such as construction materials, structural systems, mechanical systems and life safety/building codes and regulations;
  3. Document, through both manual and computer-assisted drawing, techniques commonly encountered in building, structural and exterior “skin” details;
  4. Use common drawing conventions to document scaled details and wall sections;
  5. Identify and graphically resolve problems and conflicts among different materials and construction systems;
  6. Discuss new and emerging construction techniques and technologies and their impact on design and construction, including the introduction of new construction materials;
  7. Project maintenance and replacement of certain building material costs over life of the building;
  8. Select building materials that aid in conserving energy, and result in improved occupant health and safety.
ADC 136
ADC 136 - Construction Safety and Building Codes
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ADC 136 - Construction Safety and Building Codes Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Discuss the historical, legal, and philosophical basis of construction codes.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the set of codes in the ICC family of codes, especially those that relate to building construction, as well as their interrelationships.
  3. Identify the responsibilities of major participants in the design and construction process.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the major building characteristics that are affected by code analysis and application, such as occupancy, height and area, egress, fire separations, structural loads, construction methods, and structural and finish materials.
  5. Determine the code classification of any building, using discriminates such as use/occupancy types, occupancy-detailed requirements, heights and area limits, and construction types.
  6. Calculate the “design occupant load” in sample buildings by the standard methods of calculation.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the major systems, and products used for detection and suppression of fire in buildings, including suppression and standpipe systems and fire alarm systems.
  8. Design a safe egress system for a simple building by manipulating the factors contributing to the Occupant Load, such as doors, corridor and exit stair widths.
  9. Discuss laws and standards related to accessibility, especially the Americans with Disabilities Act.
ADC 146
ADC 146 - Construction Supervision and Business Practices
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ADC 146 - Construction Supervision and Business Practices Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Explain business practices related to the construction and facilities management industries
  2. Develop a Business Plan for a small construction business, a small unit within a larger construction firm or a facility management department with special regard to green business opportunities.
  3. Create a Financial Plan for a small construction business, a small unit within a larger construction firm or a facility management department.
  4. Create a Marketing Plan with an emphasis on customer service for a small construction business, a small unit within a larger construction firm or a facility management department with special regard to “green” business opportunities
  5. Organize recordkeeping for a small construction business, a small unit within a larger construction firm or a facility management department. 6.       Identify culturally sensitive behaviors for working with a diverse workforce and client base
  6. Perform quality control inspections and redirect staff and/or contractors as needed
  7. Explain the importance of effective staffing and project management including the assignment of staff duties and leadership
  8. Effectively lead construction and facility management teams including motivating workers
  9. Demonstrate interpersonal skills for effective communication with clients, staff, contractors and subcontractors 11.   Use and adapt a variety of industry standard construction contracts
ADC 156
ADC 156 - Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems
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ADC 156 - Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Compare and contrast “established” alternative energy systems with conventional systems.
  2. Describe the distinguishing attributes of passive solar design, solar thermal and photovoltaic (PV) systems.
  3. Apply principles of solar radiation and heat transfer
  4. Describe and detail elements of solar thermal energy systems including the design of common applications of current solar thermal technology.
  5. Describe and demonstrate conversion of solar energy to electricity (PV systems) including system components such as flat-plate collectors, and thermal energy storage.
  6. Describe the distinguishing attributes of geothermal heat transfer.
  7. Describe the distinguishing attributes of small scale production of electricity from wind power including sub-components of a wind turbine. Interpret atmospheric data necessary to effectively locate wind turbines.
  8. Discuss advantages and disadvantages of derived biofuels as practical energy sources for buildings and transportation
  9. Use energy modeling software to justify investment in alternative systems
  10. Read, understand, develop and draw and annotate detailed diagrams related to Building Automation Systems (BAS)
ADC 159
ADC 159 - Design Studio II
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ADC 159 - Design Studio II Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Demonstrate basic understanding of the abstract formal principles of three-dimensional spatial representation and strategies for achieving spatial representation.
  2. Illustrate form using light and shading to communicate the three-dimensional qualities of objects.
  3. Develop ideas and concepts and translate them into graphic presentations, thereby experiencing and understanding the evolutionary and iterative nature of the design process
  4. Integrate functional, aesthetic and physical considerations in resolving design problems.
  5. Manifest habits of mind and work required for success in architecture and interior design fields.
  6. Exhibit three-dimensional, graphic representation skills, mainly using computer modeling, in a program such as Sketch-Up or the 3-D aspects of AutoCAD.
  7. Show mastery over the methods and conventions used to achieve professional presentations using computer modeling.
  8. Manipulate two-dimensional computer drawings to assist in the creation of three-dimensional images.
  9. Combine computer generated images into a visually dynamic and cohesive comprehensive presentation using software such as InDesign or Illustrator.
ADC 160
ADC 160 - Presentation Techniques
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ADC 160 - Presentation Techniques Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Demonstrate facility using an array of architectural presentation methods, including various drawing types, physical (analog) models, and 3d computer modeling (currently AutoCAD, 3d Studio Max, Revit, and SketchUp).
  2. Organize, compose and present architectural and interior designs using computer graphic design software (currently Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign).
  3. Communicate architectural and design concepts clearly and convincingly.
  4. Begin the process of creating a portfolio of work for use in collegiate transfer and / or seeking employment.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of professional performance standards in the presentation of design work.
ADC 161
ADC 161 - Introduction to Building Science
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ADC 161 - Introduction to Building Science Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Describe the central principles of “Building Science” and “The House as a System” including the concept of heat convection in a house and the principles of air flow caused by stack effect, mechanical systems and wind as well as the use of Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
  2. Perform a visual and energy inspection of an existing building to include:, calculating area and volume of a house, identifying characteristics of common residential framing, identifying and evaluating a house’s thermal and pressure boundaries, identifying the properties of a house’s exterior in regards to R-value and U- value, identifying and evaluating a house’s heating, cooling and domestic hot water system and fuel type
  3. Perform air quality testing including ambient carbon monoxide detection, causes and control of indoor air pollutants, explaining the tenets of combustion science and the importance of combustion safety and Building Performance Institute (BPI) combustion safety testing protocols
  4. Identify a house’s combustion appliance zone (CAZ) and perform inspection and tests for a house’s fuel burning appliances
  5. Conduct blower-door tests using a manometer and a duct vent pan
  6. Determine air leakage locations of an existing building and identify materials for air sealing
  7. Estimate likely energy cost savings in comparison to likely construction costs (cost effectiveness)
ADC 163
ADC 163 - Digital Documentation in Architecture and Construction
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ADC 163 - Digital Documentation in Architecture and Construction Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Study and develop graphic solutions to problems in architectural documentation, using traditional and emerging standards of software.
  2. Create construction documents using computer-based communication and coordination techniques.
  3. Work as members of multidisciplinary design teams, digitally sharing files related to common project elements.
  4. Interpret and transform existing drawings of various building types into a complete set of two- dimensional drawings using Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools.
  5. Read, interpret and develop architectural construction documents.
  6. Produce a set of professional quality construction documents.
ADC 176
ADC 176 / HIST 176 - Philadelphia History: Architecture and Planning
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ADC 176 / HIST 176 - Philadelphia History: Architecture and Planning Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Demonstrate understanding of the purpose of historical study of architecture within the scope of human experience.
  2. Use architectural and historical vocabulary to discuss the development and design processes leading to buildings and public places.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to locate, interpret and critically analyze primary source materials regarding physical planning in Philadelphia, and individual buildings.
  4. Demonstrate observation, thinking, and writing skills to produce a series of mutually unique and topically significant essays.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the history of Philadelphia architecture, its styles, its evolution over four distinct periods.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of the development of class and the social, ethnic and racial conditions on the built environment and how it has evolved since Philadelphia’s founding.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the construction methodologies and materials used in Philadelphia buildings and changes that have happened over time.
ADC 186
ADC 186 - Surveying
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ADC 186 - Surveying Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Measure an existing building or other construction element or condition
  2. Draw a plan showing the surveyed conditions
  3. Run a level circuit, determining elevations of specific point locations in reference to a set datum
  4. Record the observations a field-book
  5. Utilize the level circuit to determine and draw a plan
  6. Create a 2-D and 3-D drawing showing the surface contours and profiles of a property
  7. Determine depths of utilities associated with a property (e.g. sewer, water, gas, etc.)
  8. Produce a metes-and-bounds survey document of a property from a legal description and verify that description through direct observation
ADC 192
ADC 192 - Color and Lighting
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ADC 192 - Color and Lighting Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Critically evaluate the theories of the physical aspects of color: pigment, light and their application to space, and distinguish the differences and the phenomena that underlie each theory
  2. Control color interactions and distinguish color differences resulting from lighting, materials, and pigment, and apply this knowledge to design of space
  3. Critically evaluate new techniques and technologies related to color and color phenomena, and their impact on interior finishes and treatments
  4. Understand the concept of light and lighting, and common methods of measurement including basic lighting level calculations
  5. Understand the basics of parametrics, such as the characteristics of different lighting types and their interaction with surfaces, and apply them to design choices
  6. Become familiar with current and emerging technologies involving lighting fixtures and lighting design 7. Select and integrate fixtures into a design project
ADC 209
ADC 209 - Design Studio III
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ADC 209 - Design Studio III Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Develop designs that manifest rudimentary awareness of human factors (ergonomics, cultural traditions, class and gender) in architectural and interior design, and products and processes associated with adaptive reuse of existing structures.
  2. Produce work using an organized, incremental sequence of inquiry.
  3. Develop and present comprehensive solutions to architectural and design problems.
  4. Cultivate personal attributes necessary to success as students of architecture and interior design, such as: perseverance, personal integrity and consistency in work.
  5. Show progressively more independent self direction in accessing various sources of technical information.
  6. Accept and adapt to criticism from peers and faculty as a fundamental part of learning in the design studio.
  7. Demonstrate increasing facility in using computer tools to thoroughly and meaningfully analyze, develop and present design ideas.
ADC 212
ADC 212 - Construction Materials and Detailing: Methods
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ADC 212 - Construction Materials and Detailing: Methods Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Discuss the building development process (from feasibility through design, construction and building occupancy), its major steps and the roles of its major participants, focusing on interior spaces, systems and enclosures
  2. Identify and graphically resolve problems and conflicts among different materials and construction systems focusing on issues impacting interior finishes and treatments, and exterior enclosures
  3. Explain factors influencing the selection and detailing of construction elements, especially with regard to sustainability, lighting, color, and acoustics
  4. Discuss new and emerging construction techniques and technologies and their impact on design and construction, with special attention to interior finishes and treatments, and exterior enclosures
  5. Document, through manual and computer assisted drawing techniques, commonly encountered building and interior details
  6. Use common drawing conventions
  7. Select building materials that aid in conserving energy, and improved occupant health and safety
ADC 221
ADC 221 - History of Architecture and Interiors I
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ADC 221 - History of Architecture and Interiors I Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Identify significant architectural and interior designs from pre-historic times through the end of the Renaissance (ca. 1600) looking primarily at religious and burial functions and basic shelter.
  2. Interpret original texts, linking these to key theoretical concepts in the historical evolution of the built environment.
  3. Analyze design solutions (buildings, interiors and man-made landscapes), critically and graphically, using multiple criteria, including form, function, and design precedents.
  4. Explore ways of interpreting built forms, as well as illustrative sculpture and painting, so that specific built design solutions can be understood in the context of the major issues that were central to each historic period.
  5. Investigate and analyze both the exterior and the interior spaces and forms, describing their underlying cultural paradigms, including the built and planned forms of pre-historic, early and Classical (Egypt, Greece, Rome, etc.), Islamic, Asian and indigenous American and western civilizations.
  6. Employ a rich vocabulary in describing, discussing and writing about important design precedents.
ADC 222
ADC 222 - History of Architecture and Interiors II
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ADC 222 - History of Architecture and Interiors II Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Identify significant architectural and interior designs from the Baroque period (1600 CE) up to contemporary practice.
  2. Interpret original texts, linking these to key theoretical concepts in the historical evolution of the built environment.
  3. Analyze design solutions (buildings, interiors and man-made landscapes), critically and graphically, using multiple criteria, including form, function, and design precedents.
  4. Explore ways of interpreting built forms, as well as illustrative sculpture and painting, so that specific built design solutions can be understood in the context of the major issues that were central to each historic period.
  5. Investigate and analyze both the exterior and the interior spaces and forms, describing their underlying cultural paradigms, citing examples from around the world from 1600 CE through today effectively and successfully investigating underlying cultural paradigms.
  6. Write convincingly, describing and analyzing important design artifacts based on research using primary sources, such as writing by the architects of the relevant period, providing proper attribution.
ADC 226
ADC 226 - Structures I — Analysis
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ADC 226 - Structures I — Analysis Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Calculate an area or volume of a given building material and find its weight
  2. Manipulate commonly used unit systems using conversion factors
  3. Utilize correct technical terminology regarding structural analysis
  4. Diagram loads on a structural system graphically
  5. Identify types of forces occurring in structural analysis
  6. Apply basic trigonometry to problems of structural analysis
  7. Explain the theory of equilibrium and laws of statics in building structures
  8. Diagram applied shear and moment forces on a building system graphically
  9. Compare and contrast basic properties of structural materials
  10. Perform basic structural analysis calculations, describing conclusions based on the results
ADC 227
ADC 227 - Structures II — Design
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ADC 227 - Structures II — Design Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Refer to structural sections of building codes used in the construction industry
  2. Select appropriate basic beam, joist, and column sections in wood, steel and concrete
  3. Describe properties and design implications for structural wood, steel and concrete
  4. Draw simple framing diagrams for wood, steel and concrete structures
  5. Draw developed structural drawings using industry standards, symbols and notation
  6. Design basic column sections wood, steel and concrete
  7. Identify and discuss basic concepts of wood and steel truss design
  8. Describe the chemical composition and manufacturing methods for structural steel and reinforced concrete
ADC 236
ADC 236 - Construction Cost Estimating I
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ADC 236 - Construction Cost Estimating I Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Describe types of drawings contained in a set of residential and commercial drawings.
  2. Examine and interpret common graphic conventions including line types, dimensioning methods, scales, material indications and symbols.
  3. Relate construction drawings including plans, elevations, sections, and details, and check these construction project drawings for completeness, consistency and accuracy.
  4. Read and interpret mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems depicted in a construction project drawing set.
  5. Quantify materials and systems documented in a drawing set as a means toward estimating the likely costs of a proposed construction project.
  6. Use a computer spreadsheet to organize construction cost information.
  7. Apply square-foot and cubic foot costs associated with buildings, accounting for regional and market-driven variation.
  8. Apply estimate modifiers such as labor benefits, overhead and profit, restricted site, and expedited construction to adapt an estimate for particular project conditions.
ADC 237
ADC 237 - Construction Cost Estimating II — Computer Methods & Cost-Benefit Analysis
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ADC 237 - Construction Cost Estimating II — Computer Methods & Cost-Benefit Analysis Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Assist in estimating the likely costs of a proposed construction project as performed by a typical Construction Manager or General Contractor in the commercial construction market
  2. Categorize the materials specified in construction project documents into their component parts using the Construction Specifications Index (CSI) system
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in manipulating computer programs to assemble, price and present estimates
  4. Assemble a complete construction estimate and bid, including general conditions, projecting values for overhead and profit
  5. Explain market forces that affect construction costing
  6. Estimate the cost of sustainable building measures
  7. Identify the best value in evaluating several alternative construction solutions
  8. Apply life cycle cost analysis to demonstrate the financial viability of proposed upgrades to the design of proposed or existing construction
ADC 246
ADC 246 - Contracts and Specifications
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ADC 246 - Contracts and Specifications Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Describe the interrelationships among factors affecting a typical construction project including: project financing, bidding and negotiation of contracts, types of construction staging, construction contracts, seasonality in construction, licensing and bonding of contractors, and building codes
  2. Describe forms of company organization in the construction industry, including sole proprietorship, general partnership, limited partnership, corporations and construction contracting firms.
  3. Cite and discuss passages from the General Conditions section of a typical construction contract,
  4. Describe the structure and intent of construction specifications and their divisions.
  5. Describe typical estimating and bidding procedures including: qualification, the bidding period, instructions to bidders, job site visit, quantity surveys, cost summaries, material, labor, equipment costs and operating costs, bid security, and acceptance and rejection of bids.
  6. Discuss different forms of construction contracts
  7. Identify industry standard record instruments including agreements, progress payment applications, acceptance and final payment documents, liquidated damages, extensions of time, contract changes, subcontracts and purchase orders.
  8. Discuss various construction insurance mechanisms including, project property insurance, builder’s risk insurance, fidelity bonds, liability insurance, surety bonds, and personal injury insurance.
ADC 253
ADC 253 - Environmental Systems I
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ADC 253 - Environmental Systems I Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Explain the psychometric elements that form the basis of human comfort within buildings.
  2. Identify and describe the function of the principal components used in typical heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, plumbing and electrical systems for buildings (collectively referred to as MEP systems).
  3. Create drawings diagramming MEP systems commonly deployed in the Delaware Valley region.
  4. Describe the important variables in selecting MEP systems appropriate to different climactic zones.
  5. Design and draw systems in response to specific building program imperatives (e.g. type, size, occupancy).
  6. Explain common and inexpensive energy and resource saving measures that should usually be employed in contemporary MEP system design.
  7. Compare and contrast conventional and emerging (sustainable) products, systems and components.
  8. Create diagrams describing passive methods for reducing energy consumption in buildings.
  9. Create technical drawings using advanced computer tools related to MEP design.
ADC 254
ADC 254 - Environmental Systems II
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ADC 254 - Environmental Systems II Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Detail systems and sub-systems commonly found in modern construction;
  2. Explain and describe systems and concepts for and related to specialized areas of environmental well-being, including lighting, acoustics, fire suppression, transportation, and central building controls
  3. Identify and explain alternative and developing systems entering contemporary practice related to energy conservation and resource consumption reduction;
  4. Create technical drawings using advanced computer tools related to MEP design; and
  5. Successfully complete the LEED – Green Associate examination
ADC 259
ADC 259 - Design Studio IV
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ADC 259 - Design Studio IV Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Develop a broad scale project on an urban site, analyzing important site design imperatives and ecological processes such as orientation, climate, slope, views, soil and vegetation.
  2. Consider complex social processes of the human community in which design takes place.
  3. Exhibit sensitivity to ways in which comprehensive social and physical site analysis can provide positive influences for the shaping of space.
  4. Relate existing architectural artifacts of the larger historical context in developing design solutions.
  5. Show progressively more independent self direction in accessing various sources of technical information.
  6. Accept and adapt to criticism from peers and faculty as a fundamental part of learning in the design studio.
  7. Demonstrate increasing facility in using computer tools to thoroughly and meaningfully analyze, develop and present design ideas.
ADC 260
ADC 260 - Advanced Presentation Techniques
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ADC 260 - Advanced Presentation Techniques Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Develop promotional materials, both written and graphic, for evaluation by admissions committees and officers, professional organizations, and /or potential clients and employers.
  2. Define immediate individual career or academic goals.
  3. Apply computer composition skills to create and their digital portfolios.
  4. Edit and refine photographic and computer generated images.
  5. Apply techniques for managing large files associated with portfolios.
  6. Publish their portfolios to the web.
  7. Create a professional development plan or an academic enrollment plan, depending on their career goals.
  8. Prepare for future modification and ongoing maintenance of their contemporary, ever-changing portfolios.
ADC 261
ADC 261 - Construction Management and Scheduling
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ADC 261 - Construction Management and Scheduling Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Discuss the roles, responsibilities, concerns, and obligations of the various professions involved in a typical construction project
  2. Describe the life-cycle of a typical construction project from inception to demolition
  3. Create a chart, using critical-path scheduling computer software, describing the milestone events of a typical construction project, showing all major phases and sub-phases
  4. Cite and discuss cases analyzing construction projects that had both positive and negative outcomes, observing and reporting on situational strategies and reactions
  5. Interview and network with construction industry professionals, recording information about particular local construction projects
  6. Manipulate construction management scheduling software, accounting for expected events, and reacting positively to unexpected events
ADC 263
ADC 263 - Digital Animation and Rendering
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ADC 263 - Digital Animation and Rendering Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Create a series of progressively more complex computer-based animations.
  2. Create the illusion of objects moving in space using computer animations, proceeding from simple complex animation tasks involving manipulating objects interactively.
  3. Create, use, set and adjust and change animation lighting parameters, and turn lights on and off without removing them from the scene.
  4. Select lighting combinations to simulate natural or artificial illumination (key and fill lighting.)
  5. Create, use and adjust camera objects to provide the basis for scene visualization.
  6. Perform basic camera movements: moving a camera along a path; following a moving object; panning; zooming; creating animated cutaway views.
  7. Create, use and adjust the surface characteristics of objects to produce realistic animation and rendering effects (e.g. color, reflectivity, texture, and surface-normals).
  8. Create and apply patterns which simulate textures, applied designs, reflections, refractions, and other effects.
  9. Use a variety of method for final assembly and output of computer animations.
  10. Edit raw animations in post-production, combining raw footage into sequences, adding special effects including layered composite shots, and printing titles for the film or video.
  11. Produce a body of quality work for possible inclusion in their transfer or job career preparatory portfolios.
ADC 273
ADC 273 - Advanced CAD Applications
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ADC 273 - Advanced CAD Applications Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Prepare and publish web page of their project
  2. Independently define, develop and complete an entire computer assisted design project
  3. Produce a comprehensive report describing their project's goals, objectives and development procedure
  4. Organize a live presentation structured to convey a summary of a project to a panel of reviewers.
  5. Use and demonstrate proficiency in manipulating a set of advanced-level CAD features
ADC 286
ADC 286 - Building Rehabilitation and Energy Retrofit
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ADC 286 - Building Rehabilitation and Energy Retrofit Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Explain the small building and residential rehabilitation process, including feasibility, financial planning, design, permitting, construction, and commissioning.
  2. Calculate real estate values based on market evidence, applying industry-standard analytical tools.
  3. Produce a document containing the information and data needed to analyze and prove viability of a prospective rehabilitation project. i.e., Pro-Forma.
  4. List and illustrate the components of an effective energy strategy and management program citing ideas and concepts in Leadership in Energy Environmental Design (LEED) and US Green Building Council (USGBC) protocols.
  5. Explain applicable local, state and federal regulatory standards and accepted industry principles involved in the production of successful development projects and rehabilitated structures.
  6. Communicate using contemporary computer-based methods, participating as effective members of multi-disciplinary development teams, coordinating and digitally sharing project documents.
  7. Use computer programs, such as Microsoft Project and Excel, to aid in understanding and solving construction scheduling, logistics and pricing issues.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of common residential building components and energy related improvements.
AH 101
AH 101 - Introduction to the Health Care Professions
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AH 101 - Introduction to the Health Care Professions Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Demonstrate competency in communication, research, problem-solving, critical thinking, and time management skills necessary for success in health care
  2. Explain the major factors that have shaped modern American health care
  3. Explain the transmission of disease
  4. Identify types of medical interventions and how they are used to minimize the spread of infection
  5. Demonstrate understanding of the educational pathways, job outlooks and admission requirements for various health care careers
  6. Discuss the core competencies for all health care professionals and illustrate how the competencies are met in a selected health care profession
  7. Demonstrate comprehension of basic mathematical functions for dosage calculations
  8. Demonstrate understanding of medical aseptic techniques
  9. Obtain vital signs accurately
  10. Demonstrate competency in Basic Cardiac Life Support techniques
AH 103
AH 103 - Medical Terminology
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AH 103 - Medical Terminology Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Evaluate medical terns into their component parts.
  2. Define anatomical terms for the major body systems.
  3. Pronounce anatomical, diagnostic, and procedural termns.
  4. Accurately spell medical terms.
  5. Recognize and define common prefixes and suffixes
  6. Utilize medical terminology in appropriate context and form.
  7. Designate organs within each of the major body systems.
  8. Describe the most common diseases associated with body systems.
AH 112
AH 112 - Medical Administrative Procedures
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AH 112 - Medical Administrative Procedures Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Demonstrate how to perform various medical front office administrative procedures successfully
  2. Demonstrate the use of manual and electronic scheduling systems
  3. Perform financial bookkeeping, collection and billing procedures
  4. Explain HIPAA guidelines and ho\v medical office staff comply with the regulations
  5. Demonstrate telephone and medical record management techniques
  6. Create professional documents and process incoming and outgoing communication
AH 113
AH 113 - Exam Room Procedures I
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AH 113 - Exam Room Procedures I Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Utilize medical aseptic and infection control practices.
  2. Demonstrate competence in obtaining vital signs, height and weight.
  3. Perform basic mathematical computations for vital signs and height and weight conversions.
  4. Assist in performing general physical, pediatric, and gynecologic exams.
  5. Perform hot and cold modality treatments and instruct patients on the use of ambulatory devices.
AH 115
AH 115 - Exam Room Procedures II
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AH 115 - Exam Room Procedures II Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Describe the principles of clinical pharmacology.
  2. Calculate dosages for oral, parenteral and pediatric medication orders.
  3. Perform intradermal, subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections to clinical competency.
  4. Describe the common diseases, conditions and their treatments for the medical specialties of cardiology, pulmonology, allergy and immunology, ophthalmology, and otolaryngology.
  5. Describe clinical office equipment used in the different specialists' office.
  6. Perform clinical assisting procedures specific to the medical specialties of cardiology, pulmonology, allergy and immunology, ophthalmology, and otolaryngology.
  7. Explain quality control and quality assurance as it relates to laboratory testing.
  8. Collect and prepare specimens for diagnostic testing.
  9. Follow OSHA safety guidelines when performing diagnostic laboratory testing.
  10. Perform point-of-care testing procedures.
AH 116
AH 116 - Interpersonal and Professional Skills in the Health Care Setting
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AH 116 - Interpersonal and Professional Skills in the Health Care Setting Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Describe the major components of effective communication in a health care setting
  2. Identify common barriers to communication and demonstrate methods to overcome them
  3. Identify community resources and how they enhance the services provided by a medical facility.
  4. Describe the developmental stages of the life cycle and communication techniques to use to ensure successful understanding of the information transmitted.
  5. Discuss how one's culture influences behavior, attitude, and treatment to illnesses,
  6. Create a professional resume.
AH 120
AH 120 - Reimbursement Methodologies in Health Care
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AH 120 - Reimbursement Methodologies in Health Care Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Differentiate between the different code sets approved by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
  2. Differentiate among major types of voluntary, commercial, government­ sponsored, and managed care health insurance plans
  3. Explain the impact that government-sponsored health care programs have on the American health care system
  4. Define basic terminology associated with reimbursement under Medicare and Medicaid prospective payment systems
  5. Explain common models and policies of payment for Medicare and Medicaid health care payment systems for physicians, outpatient, and inpatient settings
  6. Identify the component of the revenue cycle
AH 190
AH 190 - Human Disease and Treatment
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AH 190 - Human Disease and Treatment Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Define the nature and types of diseases.
  2. Describe the methods of disease transmission.
  3. Identify the predisposing factors of disease.
  4. For each body system, relate specific diseases to their etiology, signs, symptoms, and treatment.
  5. For each body system, describe the common laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures used to diagnose disease.
AH 201
AH 201 - Basic ICD and CPT Coding
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AH 201 - Basic ICD and CPT Coding Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Explain the reimbursement implications of faulty coding.
  2. Explain why compliance programs are important in health care for reimbursement
  3. Assign ICD diagnostic codes accurately and efficiently according to the Official Coding Guidelines.
  4. Assign Evaluation and Management (E/M) codes to services and procedures accurately and efficiently.
  5. Assign CPT codes to services and procedures accurately and efficiently.  
  6. Use the 3M Encoder to process coded information and demonstrate judgment in the correction of machine generated encoding errors.
  7. Apply an understanding of privacy and confidentiality guidelines
AH 204
AH 204 - Medical Law and Ethics
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AH 204 - Medical Law and Ethics Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Understand the value of healthcare professionals having knowledge of fundamental healthcare law and ethics and describe consequences of illegal and unethical behavior and healthcare workplaces.           
  2. Recognize patient-healthcare professional relationships and elements of care which complies with acceptable legal and ethical boundaries.
  3. Describe the influence of technology on health care and explain ethical and legal issues that may arise from use of technology.            
  4. Express a working knowledge of basic law and the court system; explain concept of both criminal and civil law; duty of care, fraud, and abuse.
  5. Explain essential concepts related to healthcare law and ethics such as liability, mal practice, negligence, and identify the rights of patients and responsibilities of health care professionals regarding contracts, consent, standard of care, privileged communication, and end of life matters.
  6. Identify and describe the importance of pertinent legislation, regulations, and policies related to the delivery of healthcare such as the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HTPA A).                
  7. Identify and describe the role of organizations that develop policies and regulations related to healthcare delivery such as the Drug Enforcement Agency          
  8. (DEA), the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations (JCAHO), Occupation Safety and Health Act (OSHA). Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC.); state medical boards and ethical committees/board of healthcare organizations.
  9. Discuss and identify moral and ethical issues and dilemmas pertaining to end-of­ life- matters; abortion, sterm cell research, genetic testing end engineering.                
AH 220
AH 220 - Information Management Systems in Health Care
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AH 220 - Information Management Systems in Health Care Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Use a medical office software program to perform billing, collection and accounting procedures.
  2. Use a medical office software program to manage patient appointments.
  3. Explain HIPAA regulations as they pertain to the Electronic Health Record.
AH 222
AH 222 - Health Care Policy and Administration
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AH 222 - Health Care Policy and Administration Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Identify and describe the government institutions and processes that produce Health care policy
  2. Identify important trends in health care policy and politics
  3. Explain how key actors (i .e., news organizations, interest groups, heal th care professionals, and public opinion) affect politics and healtl1 policy
  4. Compare and contrast various positions on health policy issues
  5. Apply knowledge of key issues in health care financing, insurance, delivery, organization, policy, administration, access and quality in the United States to administrative decision-making and policy development    
  6. Engage in political debate in a way that recognizes and respects different views
  7. Participate in the policy development process
  8. Explain lobbying as a mechanism for making change in health care policies
AH 224
AH 224 - Current Issues and Trends in Health Care
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AH 224 - Current Issues and Trends in Health Care Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Develop a useful overview of the history of, and recent major trends in, health care
  2. in the United States.
  3. Effectively communicate the issues which influence health care delivery in the United States.
  4. Utilize research and data analysis to evaluate the current health care system in the United States.
  5. Present information professionally on health care issues.
  6. Successfully implement the results of a research assignment to guide community­ based action.
  7. Utilize information generated from research to generate solutions for positive change in health care.



AH 260
AH 260 - Supervisory Management in Health Care
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AH 260 - Supervisory Management in Health Care Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Describe a healthcare environment and contrast it to industry's environment.
  2. Appraise leadership qualities of a healthcare supervisor, including personality, management styles and education.
  3. Appraise and perform management functions including planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling.
  4. Describe personnel management roles including recruitment, selection, performance evaluation, disciplinary and dismissal procedures.
  5. Describe the importance of communication between management, staff, and patients;
  6. Develop a medical office policy and procedure manual.
ANTH 101
ANTH 101 - Introduction to Anthropology
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ANTH 101 - Introduction to Anthropology Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Exhibit an understanding of the research subjects and methodologies of the four fields of anthropology
  2. Discuss the benefits of applied anthropology to contemporary cultures.
  3. Explain how anthropological archaeology helps us understand ancient societies.
  4. Demonstrate recognition of the role of biological evolution in the origin and development of human beings and other primates.
  5. Display an understanding that race is a social concept – that no inherent differences in intellect or behavioral capability between people from different cultures or regions of the world have been identified by science.
  6. Describe the differences between ideational and materialistic theoretical perspectives in anthropology.
ANTH 112
ANTH 112 - Cultural Anthropology
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ANTH 112 - Cultural Anthropology Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Display an understanding of the importance of the concepts of cultural relativism and ethnocentrism in anthropological thought and research.
  2. Display an understanding of theoretical perspectives in anthropology, such as structuralism, functionalism, and cultural materialism, and how each may be used to interpret field data.
  3. Exhibit an understanding of the fact that cultural practices and institutions, such as marriage, kinship, economic structure, and religion may differ from culture to culture across the globe.
  4. Describe the process of globalization and its relationship to sustainable development.
  5. Demonstrate an awareness of how cultures are studied in the field by anthropologists, including the use of participant observation.
ANTH 124
ANTH 124 - Fundamentals of Archaeology
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ANTH 124 - Fundamentals of Archaeology Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Explain the standard archaeological methodologies for data collecting: excavation and survey.
  2. Apply the techniques used for relative and absolute dating and archaeological stratigraphy to appropriate contexts.
  3. Explain how recovered artifacts and architecture can be employed and analyzed to interpret ancient social, political, economic, and other cultural patterns.
  4. Describe in broad outline the history of archaeology and the different interpretive models that have been used to study the past.