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).
Students should be able to clearly and concisely present their ideas as participants in classroom discussions and in presenting their research.