Mapping MARA Program Learning Outcomes (Core Competencies) To University Learning Goals

MARA Core Competencies listed for each University Learning Goal are associated with at least
one required course on the grid below. There may be additional courses that address each
competency.

University Learning Goals MARA Program Learning Outcomes (Core Competencies) Supporting Course MARA Courses Mapped to SLOs and Program Learning Outcomes (Core Competencies)
http://www.sjsu.edu/about_sjsu/ mission/ http://ischool.sjsu.edu/programs/mara/mara-core-competencies http://ischool.sjsu.edu/programs/mara/mara-curriculum/course-descriptions http://ischoolapps.s jsu.edu/slocore/mara-core.php
Specialized Knowledge      
Depth of knowledge required for a degree, as identified by its program learning outcomes. A-J MARA 289 MARA 289 required of all students.
Broad Integrative Knowledge      
  • Mastery in each step of an investigative, creative, or practical project (e.g., brainstorming, planning, formulating hypotheses or complex questions, designing, creating, completing, and communicating).
  • An understanding of the implications of results or findings from a particular work in a societal context (e.g., social or economic implications of a scientific finding).
D, E and F

D, E, F - MARA 295

D, E - MARA 249 and MARA 283

MARA 283 and MARA 249 required of all students MARA 295 (Organizational Consulting Project) can be substituted for MARA 294 (Internship).
Intellectual Skills      
  • Fluency in the use of specific theories, tools, technology and graphical representation. 
  • Skills and abilities necessary for lifelong learning: critical and creative thinking, effective communication, conscientious information gathering and processing, mastery of quantitative methodologies and the ability to engage effectively in collaborative activities.
C, E, F and H F – MARA 204 C, E, H – MARA 201, MARA 211, and MARA 249 MARA 204, MARA 210, MARA 211 and MARA 249 required of all student. 
Applied Knowledge      
  • The ability to integrate theory, practice and problem solving to address practical issues.
  • The ability to apply their knowledge and skills to new settings or in addressing complex problems.
  • The ability to work productively as individuals and groups.
D and F MARA 204, MARA 283, 294 and 295 MARA 204 and MARA 283 required for all students. Students select either MARA 294 or MARA 295.
Social and Global Responsibilities      
  • The ability to act intentionally and ethically to address a global or local problem in an informed manner with a multicultural and historical perspective and a clear understanding of societal and civic responsibilities.
  • Diverse and global perspectives through engagement with the multidimensional SJSU community.
A, B, G, J and MLIS Electives MARA 200 Note: MARA Students select MLIS electives from an approved list: https://ischool.sjsu.edu/programs/mara/maracurriculum/mliselectives MARA 200 required and 3 MLIS courses must be selected by students from an approved list.