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Athabasca University

MA-IS program outcomes

Integrated learning Social relevance Paradigm challenge Self-critical thinking 
Learners will integrate the various theories and methodologies in their chosen focus area(s), including interconnections between them as well as their connections with larger social and environmental contexts. Learners will develop an understanding of ideas and issues, both contemporary and historical, through normative considerations of justice and equality and a critical examination of social contexts. Learners will articulate a range of positions that creatively challenge prevailing social, political, economic, ontological, and/or ethical frameworks. Learners will demonstrate mastery of informed self-critical reflection.

As well as comparing and critiquing positions and assumptions encountered in their studies, students learn to recognize problems in and possible objections to their own preferred beliefs and standpoints.

Updated October 03 2017 by Student & Academic Services

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