Political Science Department
Program Learning Outcomes
Political Science students will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the major fields of political science: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, and research methods.
- Demonstrate academic and intellectual skills: critical analysis; academic writing; and oral communication.
- Be engaged in and aware of local, national and global politics.
- Be prepared, according to interest, for graduate programs and/or careers related to political science (e.g. public policy, law, political journalism, international service).
Alignment with Institutional Academic Learning Goals
|Demonstrate an integrative knowledge of the human and natural worlds||X||X||X|
|Develop habits of critical analysis and aesthetic appreciation||X||X||X||X|
|Apply creative and innovative thinking||X||X||X||X|
|Communicate skillfully in multiple forms of expression||X||X||X|
|Act competently in a global and diverse world||X||X||X|
|Understand and promote social justice||X||X||X|
|Apply a framework for examining ethical dilemmas||X||X|
|Employ leadership and collaborative skills||X||X||X|
|Understand the religious dimensions of human experience||X||X||X|
Alignment with Assessment Measures
|Major Field Test||Direct|
|Course-Based Assessment (PO 300/300L, 400-Level Courses)||Direct||Direct|
|Participation in Co-Curricular Events and Immersion Trips||Mixed|