Political Science B.A. Learning Outcomes
- Have a basic knowledge of the political institutions and processes of the government of the United States.
- Have a basic knowledge of political theory, political systems around the globe, and/or political in the international arena.
- Understand the role of empirical evidence in relation to scientific theories.
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills as well as formulate and defend a thesis in written and verbal forms of communication.
- Design and apply appropriate research methods to investigate political questions, including:
- formulate well reasoned questions for political inquiry
- gather empirical evidence
- summarize empirical evidence
- evaluate what the empirical evidence implies for the research questions
- effectively communicate the results of empirical inquiry
- Possess the skills required to use political science knowledge in the 21st century, including technological competence for:
- conducting research
- searching for literature and other scholarly resources
- analyzing information
- writing reports
- presenting results
- good citizenship
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