B.A. Sociology – Oral Communication

Have formal Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) or Student Learning Outcomes (SLOS) been developed?


Published where? (website)


Do PLOs include or imply link to Core Competency? (AY 2016-2017: Oral Communication)?


Process of Core Competency Assessment:

Course (400- level)

SOC 409


10 – 20 minute presentation of Case Study on Social Movement Organization.

Type of Student Artifact

Project Presentation

Rubric or other instrument

Rubric Introduction/ 5 points
Summary of Literature Review/5
Research Questions/ 5 points
Explanation of Method/ 5 points
Explanation of Theory/5
Case Analysis/ 15 points

Data (measurement of the competency)

Five (n=5) presentations were evaluated by two sociology faculty members. Average scores for each category were high. The average score was 3.6/4 for Organization, 3.8 for Content, 3.7 for Language, and 3.3 for Delivery. This indicates that Sociology Majors are developing competency in oral communication.

Evaluator Tabular Data

Action Taken in Response to the Data (What will you do in response to the Findings?)

In response to the findings we will develop formal program learning outcomes, including oral communication, and post these publicly. We will consider any program inefficiencies (such as tracks and prerequisites) that may further improve oral communication training for senior seminar courses. We will emphasize further delivery, which was the lowest measure.

Date of Last Program Review

Link to Website: WSCUC Institutional Accreditation


Documents are missing and were not found even after contacting the appropriate parties.