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Expected Student Outcomes

Knowledge Outcome: Students should have factual knowledge about the various subfields in political science. This includes knowledge about the major theories, issues and methods of inquiry for each subfield.

Writing Outcome: Students should be able to write complex prose, with correct grammar. They should be able to present a coherent and persuasive argument on a political science topic in a research format following the APSA format.

Critical Thinking Outcome: Students should be able to:

  • Define problems, examine evidence, and analyze the assumptions leading to a conclusion;
  • Question arguments, casual theories, evidence broad generalizations, and simple correlation;
  • Are open to both sides of an argument; and Are prepared to examine and expose holes in all arguments (including their own).
Communication Outcome: Students should be able to clearly and concisely present their ideas as participants in classroom discussions and in presenting their research.