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APS Learning Goals/Curriculum Alignment Matrices (CAM)

To students who intend to take APS/GSA courses:

This link presents a table called "Curriculum Alignment Matrices" (CAM). CAM is a list that enables you to overview student's learning expected for each course in the broader context of the APS/GSA's respective degree programs and has been developed for "Assurance of Learning". The table presented here shows only the courses belonging to the specialist area of the course you have chosen. The whole AOL process involves assessing how sufficiently the academic missions stated by a university, its undergraduate college and graduate school are achieved and improving student's learning according to the assessment results.

Enlisted in the upper columns of the CAM are three Learning Objectives and several Learning Objectives aligning with each Learning Objective. They were both developed in alignment with Declaration of the Occasion of the Opening of APU, and the Missions of APS and GSA. The Learning Goals indicate the ideal conditions that the APU’s business unit (APS/GSA) hopes students to achieve by the time they complete the degrees. The Learning Objectives further clarify more specific abilities that the business unit hopes students to acquire. The AOL assesses only the latter.

APS Learning Goals / Learning Objectives

  1. 1. Academic Knowledge and Understanding
    1. Students have acquired a basic knowledge of the global society with an emphasis on the Asia Pacific region and other related knowledge.
    2. Students have progressed toward a comprehensive understanding of the area of study to which the student belongs. (Environment and Development; Hospitality and Tourism; International Relations and Peace Studies; and Culture, Society and Media)
    3. Students have developed an interdisciplinary understanding of the ever-changing global society.
  2. 2. Abilities and Skills
    1. Students have improved their logical and critical thinking.
    2. Students have acquired professional and technical skills.
    3. Students have enhanced creativity in the thought and expression of their ideas.
  3. 3. Social Commitment
    1. Students have improved their knowledge of at least a second language.
    2. Students can communicate adequately with others from different cultures and with different values in the global society.
    3. Students can act with leadership and responsibility from a global perspective.

Curriculum Alignment Matrices (CAM)

Please refer to the CAM linked on each syllabus in order to know what kind of knowledge and ability each course enable you to acquire when you plan your course registration.

APM/GSM Dean, LI Yan

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