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B.A. Middle Eastern Studies Assessment Results

Program Learning Outcomes

By using various assessment tools and/or rubrics within the classroom, American Public University System (APUS) is able to capture a snapshot of students’ success in fulfilling their program outcomes.  Signature assignments, generally in the final course of a program, are used to assess students’ proficiency in meeting each program outcome (PO).  In order to show proficiency in an area, a student must achieve a score of 85% or greater. American Public University System strives to have 70% or more (university benchmark) of our students reaching the 85% proficiency standard. When this benchmark isn't met, action is taken to improve curriculum and instruction to better serve our students. The below chart shows combined results of B.A. Middle Eastern Studies students at APUS.

  • PO#1- Analyze the development of political and economic institutions.
  • PO#2- Explain the role of international and transnational organizations in both a global and regional setting.
  • PO#3- Describe how political, economic, social and military structures work within the region.
  • PO#4- Articulate the role of colonization in the development of the nation state system in the ME.
  • PO#5- Determine how conflict and shifting alliances shaped the politics of the region.
  • PO#6- Summarize the challenges facing Middle Eastern countries individually and as a region.
  • PO#7- Compare and contrast the different cultures and religions within the Middle East.
  • PO#8- Evaluate existing cooperation efforts and the long term viability of those efforts for success.
  • PO#9- Analyze the role religion plays in the political, social, and economic fabric of the region.

BA Middle Eastern Studies SLAR

Learning Outcomes Assessment: ETS Proficiency Profile

Undergraduate students at American Public University System (both AMU and APU) are required to participate in our national testing initiative as they near degree completion.  This involves completion of the ETS Proficiency Profile, a general education assessment.  This initiative enables us to evaluate and inform teaching and learning, as well as benchmark our programs.  Below are combined results from the ETS Proficiency Profile for B.A. Middle Eastern Studies students in the School of Security and Global Studies.

BA Middle Eastern Studies EPP

End of Program Survey

Student satisfaction is extremely important at American Public University System. Students are asked to complete a survey at the conclusion of their program to give insight on their experience. Below are anonymous, self-reported results, from the End of Program survey, for students in the B.A. Middle Eastern Studies Program.

BA Middle Eastern Studies EOP