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Student Learning Objectives

The following are the Department's approved Student Learning Objectives for its Undergraduate Program:

  1. The students will demonstrate an ability to think critically regarding political problems, trends, and developments.
  2. The students will demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively.
  3. The students will demonstrate strong analytical writing skills.
  4. The students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of fundamental concepts and theories in political science.
  5. The students will be able to apply political science theories and/or concepts to real-world cases or be able to apply a case or set of cases using an appropriate theory.
  6. The students will be able to evaluate theories, either in light of empirical evidence or on theoretical grounds.
  7. The students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of their rights and obligations as a citizen.

Assessment Plan for the B.A. degree in Political Science

Graduating Major Assessment Matrix