College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Department Instructional Goals

The Department's specific instructional goals are to ensure that:

  1. Students can demonstrate the ability to conduct library research on political science topics using a variety of scholarly and current resources.
  2. Students can demonstrate the ability to analyze quantitative and qualitative data.
  3. Students can effectively present arguments, both about research and political positions, orally and in writing.
  4. Students can demonstrate the ability to learn about politics and government from experience.
  5. Students can demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to think critically about the processes and institutions of American Government.
  6. Students can demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to think critically about the processes and institutions of governmental systems other than that of the United States and about international relations.
  7. Students can demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to think critically about the theoretical and legal underpinnings of political systems and processes.

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