Learning Goals & Objectives

Student Learning Goal 1

All successful Political Science majors will develop knowledge of the fields of Political Science and will be able to use and apply that knowledge.

Students will:
  • Objective 1: 1. All successful Political Science majors will be able to demonstrate competency with the conceptual frameworks of Political Science generally.
  • Objective 1: 2. All successful Political Science majors will be able to demonstrate competency with conceptual frameworks of American Politics and Government.
  • Objective 1: 3. All successful Political Science majors will be able to demonstrate competency with conceptual frameworks of Comparative Politics and Government.
  • Objective 1: 4. All successful Political Science majors will be able to demonstrate competency with conceptual frameworks of International Relations.
  • Objective 1: 5. All successful Political Science majors will be able to demonstrate competency with conceptual frameworks of Political Philosophy.
  • Objective 1: 6. All successful Political Science majors will be able to demonstrate competency with issues regarding social science hypothesis-testing.
  • Objective 1: 7. All successful Political Science majors will be able to sustain an argument using the vocabulary and ideas of public and world affairs.

Student Learning Goal 2

All successful Political Science majors will be able to think critically, conduct research and communicate effectively.

Students will:
  • Objective 2: 1. All successful Political Sceince majors will demonstrate the ability to think critically.
  • Objective 2: 2. All successful Polotocal Sceince majors will demonstrate the ability to conduct research.
  • Objective 2: 3. All successful Political Science majors will demonstrate competency with issues comprising information literacy.
  • Objective 2: 4. All successful Political Science majors will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing.
  • Objective 2: 5. All successful Political Sceince majors will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively orally.

Student Learning Goal 3

All successful Political Science majors will be able to articulate issues associated with leadership in public affairs as well as articulate issues associated with ethics in public affairs.

Students will:
  • Objective 3: 1. All successful Political Science majors will demonstrate an understanding of leadership qualities.
  • Objective 3: 2. All successful Political Science majors will be able to assess the ethical issues associated with decisions in public affairs.