Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) at College of San Mateo
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Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Certificate of Achievement: Critical Pacific Islands & Oceania Studies

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:
  1. Critically evaluate behavioral, social, and indigenous theories and methodologies used in the study of Pacific Islander communities in relation to their cultural, economic, educational, health, immigration, political, and social conditions.
  2. Compare and contrast the expression of the ocean aesthetic across Pacific Islander cultural practices including architecture, arts, dance, film, language, literature, music, poetry, sports, and theater.
  3. Apply critical and analytical skills through problem-solving techniques and study strategies in preparation for educational and career outcomes.
  4. Demonstrate effective communication through listening, reading, writing, and speaking to strengthen individual, community, and public engagement
  5. Assess the expression of the ocean across Pacific Islander communities through film, media, digital stories, and cinema in shaping social and cultural issues important to Oceania.