Justice Studies Program Learning Outcomes
- Apply a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to the transdisciplinary justice field of study and practice.
- Examine and situate one’s own personal beliefs.
- Demonstrate openness to ideas and actions.
- Evaluate evidence, its sources, meanings and intentions.
- Identify, select, and sort relevant information in order to be able to describe, draw inferences, synthesize and validate that information.
- Identify and explain the ethical dimensions of professional conduct and practice.
- Critically reflect on the impacts and consequences of decisions and resulting actions.
- Articulate ideas and arguments effectively in oral and written formats.
- Demonstrate competence in interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.
- Critically analyze the influence of new, emergent and collaborative technologies on transdisciplinary fields of justice practice.
- Select and employ different communication mediums based on assessment of situation and context.
- Illustrate the use and limitations of knowledge and theory in the field to transdisciplinary justice professional practice.
- Identify and explain the core concepts and constructs of research.
- Contribute to knowledge in the field of study or practice using systematic and recognized research design and methods.
- Critically evaluate the rigour and validity of information and academic materials.
- Recognize gaps in professional knowledge and seek out information to address deficiencies.
- Examine historic and contemporary understanding of the construct of justice within and across disciplines, cultures and societies.
- Compare and apply a transdisciplinary range of theories to justice problems.
- Examine key factors (e.g. social, political, economic) that impact an understanding and application of transdisciplinary justice.
- Identify and assess the barriers and opportunities for applying theory to practice.
- Compare and critique strategies and frameworks for integrating transdisciplinary justice into analysis of practice.
- Analyze and evaluate justice contexts, norms and values.
- Articulate future directions for transdisciplinary justice.
Professional Skills & Practices
- Advocate and promote the implementation of transdisciplinary perspectives into justice practices and systems.
- Demonstrate advanced problem solving, facilitation, co-ordination and communication skills appropriate to complex and diverse justice environments.
- Illustrate the capacity to work sensitively and professionally across diversity in personalities, contexts and cultures.
- Engage in and build capacity for adaptive practices.
- Compare and appraise tools and approaches to program development, implementation and evaluation.
- Integrate regular self-care activities into practice.
- Develop, manage and contribute to group processes.