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Learning Outcomes

As part of our accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the University of Oregon is required to identify and publish expected course, program, and degree learning outcomes. Learning outcomes for degrees and programs offered by academic units in the College of Arts and Sciences are posted below. Learning outcomes for individual courses are provided in written form on syllabi to enrolled students.

Click on the department or program name below to download a pdf of learning outcomes specific to that department or program. Those documents labeled as Curriculum Maps include learning outcomes, the course mapping grid and, when applicable, the departmental rationale for general education courses in one comprehensive document.  These postings will be continually updated as academic units submit revisions.

For more background on this effort, see these memoranda:

Overview of the learning outcomes effort (2014-15)
Overview of the learning outcomes effort (2013-14)
Instructions on writing program-level outcomes
Instructions on writing course-level outcomes
Instructions on designing curriculum maps
Curriculum map template (2014-15)

African Studies Minor w/Curriculum Map
Asian Studies w/Curriculum map
Biology w/Curriculum Map
Chem & Biochem w/Curriculum maps
DRAFT CINE Curriculum Map Approved Sept 2015
Comparative Literature
Computer and Information Science
Creative Writing Minor w/Curriculum Map
EALL [CHN, JPN] w/Curriculum Maps
Economics w/Curriculum map
English w/Curriculum Map
English – Writing Composition 
Environmental Science w/Curriculum Map
Ethnic Studies w/Curriculum Map
European Studies Minor w/Curriculum Map
General Science
General Social Sciences
Geography w/Curriculum Map
Geological Sciences w/Curriculum Map
German and Scandinavian
History w/Curriculum Map
Human Physiology w/Curriculum Map
International Studies
Judaic Studies w/Curriculum Map
Latin American Studies
Math w/Curriculum Map 
Medieval Studies
Political Science w/Curriculum Map
Religious Studies w/Curriculum Map
Romance Languages [FR, ITAL, RL, SPAN] w/Curriculum Maps 
Russian, East European and Eurasian St w/Curriculum Map
Theatre Arts w/Curriculum Map rev Oct2016
Women’s & Gender Studies w/Curriculum Map
Writing Composition