Student Learning Outcomes are statements about what a student can do upon completion of the class. They are observable/measureable activites that include knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes.

Here is a overview of the topic. The PowerPoint can be used to facilitate working through a series of modulescreated by Ruth Benander to create your student learning outcomes.

This shows a number of examples of student learning outcomes for classes in a variety of disciplines and for programs that were found online. Some are better than others. These are not necessarily exemplary, but can give you an idea of the types of statements that are used.

This document provides a list of verbs that can be used to create SLO's that are measureable/observable. Try to avoid verbs like "understand" or "appreciate" in favor of more concrete activities that students will do.

Be sure to check with your professional organizations. Many of them have already established student learning outcomes for an undergraduate curriculum, for example the ones may be useful in a variety of disciplines in which a research methods course is taught.

Here are other links that provide more information about SLO's.
Good for Leading Questions
Guidlines for Program Level Outcomes
U of Texas Simple Stepsfor Writing SLO's
Tips and References from Park Univ