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Religious Studies
209.946.2121
Wendell Phillips Center 151
Beth Moreno
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3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211
bmoreno@pacific.edu

Learning Outcomes

Outcome Statements

Program Learning Outcomes
Students should be able to:

Maps to Core Competencies:

Disciplinary Knowledge:
Articulate theories and methods in religious studies and significant aspects of  religious traditions

Identify and summarize more than one theory or method used in the critical study of religion.

Identify and explain the influence of culture on religious rituals, beliefs, practices, and social structures.

Critical Thinking

Identify and explain the significance of major aspects of more than one religious tradition.

Critical Analysis: Analyze source material from various media in relation to historical and cultural contexts and articulate the materials definition and function

Read and analyze source materials within their historical and cultural contexts.

Critical Thinking

Analyze and articulate in writing the function(s) and/or definition(s) of religion in specific texts, media (e.g. film/websites/music/art), or communities.

Critical Thinking, Written Communication

Analyze and articulate orally the function(s) and/or definition(s) of religion in specific texts, media (e.g. film/websites/music/art), or communities.

Critical Thinking, Oral Communication

Conduct Inquiry and Research:
Use appropriate theories, methods, and own compilation of source material to complete research that synthesizes well-grounded conclusions about religion in its broader contexts

Evaluate theories and methods used in the critical study of religion in the context of  a specific research question and selectively apply at least one theory and/or method in its investigation.

Critical Thinking, Written / Oral Communication

Compile and synthesize appropriate primary and/or secondary source material to investigate a specific research question.

Information Literacy

Construct an evidence-based argument about religion and either culture, society, or history

Critical Thinking, Written / Oral Communication