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Academics

Learning Outcomes for All Undergraduate Majors in the Department of Political Science:

  1. Our majors will be able to define and explain political science concepts, theories and approaches.

  2. Our majors will demonstrate skill in evidence-based reasoning from identifying the appropriate data or evidence necessary to construct a convincing argument to constructing and communicating that argument.

  3. Our majors will be able to identify the appropriate methodology, design and analysis for a given problem and understand the ethical components of research choices. 

  4. Our majors will be able to apply political science knowledge to contemporary political issues and problems and be able to identify and evaluate alternative political science-based solutions.

  5. Our majors will be able to formulate, propose and advocate possibilities for positive change in democratic society as engaged and informed citizens. 

Learning Outcomes for the Graduate Program in Political Science:

  1. Our graduate students will be able to identify and apply the appropriate methodology, design and analysis for a given problem and understand the ethical components of research choices.

  2. Our graduate students will be able to apply political science knowledge to contemporary political issues and problems and be able to identify and evaluate alternative political science-based solutions.

  3. Our graduate students will be able to formulate, propose and advocate political science-based solutions to contemporary political issues and problems.

  4. Our graduate students will be able to conduct and communicate independent, professional-level investigations into problems in a specific political science sub-discipline and thereby contribute to the political science knowledge base.