Political Science

Program Learning Outcomes

Political Science / Political Science--Public Service

  • Identify and explain key behavioral and institutional characteristics of political systems, including those within countries and the international political order;                                                                                           
  • Understand and assess systematic forces that underlie political processes in the United States and abroad; 
  • Analyze and critically assess political theories and concepts, including theories developed both in the history of political philosophy and in contemporary social scientific approaches;                                                           
  • Employ scholarly standards to assess the quality of political science research; and                                    
  • Effectively write about political systems, processes, and theories in a rigorous manner.