College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Political Science

Learning Goals

Anticipated Program Learning Outcomes

Political science students will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the major fields of political science: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, and research methods;
  2. Demonstrate academic and intellectual skills: critical analysis, academic writing, and oral communication;
  3. Be engaged in and aware of local, national, and global politics; and
  4. 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

Graduates will:1234
Demonstrate an integrative knowledge of the human and natural worldsXXX
Develop habits of critical analysis and aesthetic appreciationXXXX
Apply creative and innovative thinkingXXXX
Communicate skillfully in multiple forms of expressionXXX
Act competently in a global and diverse worldXXX
Understand and promote social justiceXXX
Apply a framework for examining ethical dilemmasXX
Employ leadership and collaborative skillsXXX
Understand the religious dimensions of human experienceXXX

Alignment with Assessment Measures

Major Field TestDirect
Course-Based Assessment (PO 300/300L, 400-Level Courses)DirectDirect
Internship EvaluationsDirect
Participation in Co-Curricular Events and Immersion TripsMixed
Alumni SurveyMixed
Employer QuestionnaireDirect
Course EvaluationIndirectIndirectMixed