Assessment at Baruch

BSPA Learning Goals (established winter 2012)

Learning Objectives:

Students completing the major will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the development and interpretation of the Constitution of the United States, including federalism, the separation of powers, civil liberties, and civil rights.

2. Explain the legal, sociohistorical, economic , and demographic forces that shape public affairs at all levels of government.

3. Articulate how public policy is formulated, implemented, and evaluated.

4. Describe the institutions and political processes that govern New York City, including the role of civic and other nonprofit organizations.

5. Construct an argument based on the analysis and evaluation of information.

6. Demonstrate communication skills and information literacy.

7.  Demonstrate quantitative literacy.

8. Interpret and critically assess quantitative and qualitative studies.

9. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of at least one specific policy field.