Oregon State University

College of Health and Human Sciences

APAA - Assessment

  1. Department of Design and Human Environment – Program: Apparel Design and Merchandising Management

    Undergraduate students seeking a degree in either Apparel Design or Merchandising Management will demonstrate proficiency in the basic principles relating to the design, production, distribution, and use of textile products, as well as an understanding of theories of culture and human behavior and the effect of textile products on the human environment from social responsibility and sustainability perspectives. Students will demonstrate proficiency in identified technical and computer skills, understand and apply basic principles in the process of creating, analyzing, testing, and evaluating textile products in relation to specific end uses and consumer needs. Students will demonstrate proficiency in information access, communication skills including verbal, visual, and written skills and gain an understanding of contemporary issues and problems in the design, production, distribution, and use of textile products.

    Apparel Design and Merchandising Management-Specific knowledge and skills:

    • Acquire, articulate, and apply specialized terminology and knowledge relevant to apparel design and merchandising management including relationships to other disciplines and to contemporary global issues.
    • Assess, predict, and articulate the influence of textile products and their importance within the human environment from social responsibility and sustainability perspectives.
    • Acquire and demonstrate competency in technical and computer skills applicable to design, product quality assurance, merchandising, and market analysis.
    • Demonstrate ability to analyze, synthesize, and develop probable solutions in the design, production, distribution, and use of textile products in relation to specific end uses and consumer needs.

    General knowledge and skills:

    • Communicate concepts, design solutions, and/or analytical arguments clearly and concisely verbally, in writing, and in visual forms.
    • Access information through traditional and new technologies, and use this information in synthesis and problem solving activities.
    • Critically analyze and evaluate information from multiple sources and perspectives
    • Understand the relationship of textile product design, production, distribution, and use to other disciplines and to society in general.
  2. Department of Design and Human Environment – Program: Interior Design with options in Interior Design or Housing Studies

    Undergraduate students seeking a degree in Interior Design with an option in either Interior Design or Housing Studies will demonstrate proficiency in the basic principles and technical skills relating to the design, construction, and use of residential and commercial interior spaces and single and multiple-family housing. Students will develop an understanding of theories of human behavior and the effect of interior design and housing issues upon the human environment from social responsibility and sustainability perspectives. Students will demonstrate proficiency in identified technical skills, understand and apply basic principles in the process of creating, analyzing, and evaluating interior design solutions and housing alternatives in relation to specific end uses and consumer needs. Students will demonstrate proficiency in information access, communication skills including verbal, written, and graphic skills, and gain an understanding of contemporary issues and problems in the design, construction, cost, and use of interior spaces and housing structures.

    Interior Design/Housing Studies-Specific knowledge and skills:

    • Acquire, articulate, and apply specialized terminology and knowledge relevant to interior design and housing studies including relationships to other disciplines and to contemporary global issues.
    • Assess, predict, and articulate the influence and importance of interior design and housing issues within the human environment from social responsibility and sustainability perspectives.
    • Acquire and demonstrate competency in technical skills applicable to interior design and housing.
    • Demonstrate ability to analyze, synthesize, and develop probable solutions

    General knowledge and skills:

    • Communicate concepts, design solutions, and analytical arguments clearly and concisely verbally, in writing, and/or in visual forms.
    • Access information through traditional and new technologies, and use this information in synthesis and problem solving activities.
    • Critically analyze and evaluate information from multiple sources and perspectives
    • Understand the relationship of interior design and housing studies to other disciplines and to society in general.
  3. Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

    As pertinent to professional specializations HDFS graduates will:

    • demonstrate knowledge of theory and research on human development
    • demonstrate knowledge of theory and research on families
    • demonstrate knowledge of the ecological contexts that influence human development and families
    • demonstrate appreciation of issues concerning diversity in individuals and families
    • demonstrate understanding of the relevance of public policy to individuals and families
  4. Department of Nutrition and Exercise Science

    Content knowledge – Demonstrate comprehension of foundational disciplinary knowledge and the ability to stay current with evolving knowledge in the field.

    • Research process - Demonstrate understanding of quality research practices, their significance for generating new knowledge, and their importance for guiding professional practice.
    • Critical thinking - Demonstrate inductive and deductive reasoning and the ability to link theory to application; the ability to seek, locate and utilize information to solve problems.
    • Communication - Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication.
  5. Department of Public Health

    The Learning Outcomes for the undergraduate programs in the Department of Public Health are:

    • Communication*
    • Problem Solving
    • Leadership*
    • Critical Thinking
    • Cooperative learning
    • Appreciation of Diversity*

    These learning outcome competencies were established within the College of Health and Human Sciences.

    * The degree to which the courses offered in the Department of Public Health helps/has helped students with Communication, Leadership, and Appreciation of Diversity were selected for this time period.

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