B.A. Philosophy – Written Communication (2017-2018)

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


Published where? (website)

Philosophy webpage

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


Process of Core Competency Assessment:

Course (400- level)

PHIL 435


Each student will write an 8-10 page research paper that develops the background of the history of Daoism (4 pages) and an application to a modern issue using contemporary readings from the course (4 pages).

Type of Student Artifact

Research Paper

Rubric or other instrument

GE Rubric for Written Communication

Data (measurement of the competency)

Line of reasoning: 3.7
Organization and Structure: 3.7
Content: 3.74
Language/Prose/Syntax: 3.74

Evaluator Tabular Data

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

We plan on continuing our efforts towards developing assignments that meet these learning outcomes: line of reasoning, organization and structure, content and language /prose/syntax.

Date of Last Program Review

Please locate URL of most recent Program Review MOU on the VCAA Website:

Program review

2005 MOU Philosophy Department document on file