B.A. Japanese Studies – Written Communication (2017-2018)

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

Yes, “Goals for Student Learning in the Major”

Published where? (website)

Japanese Studies webpage

Do PLOs include or imply link to Core Competency? (AY 2017-2018: Written Communication)?

In reviewing the current SLOs, the Department realizes the need to revise them in order to include written communication as a required skill.

Process of Core Competency Assessment:

Course (400- level)

JPNS 451


Students will analyze the history and culture of Japan in relation to its language.

Type of Student Artifact

7-10 page research paper in standard MLA format

Rubric or other instrument

GE Rubric for Written Communication

Data (measurement of the competency)

See attached data.

Evaluator Tabular Data

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

The instructor of the course will begin requiring multiple drafts of papers to be revised with a spot comment and conference before final submission. The department will meet to discuss the results of the assessment to improve writing assignments in other WI courses.

Date of Last Program Review


Japanese Studies MOU