Academic Administration

Political Science B.A. Outcomes

The Mission of the Department of Political Science includes teaching, research, and service on all aspects of politics and political science. The Department strives to provide high quality teaching to prepare future political scientists and analysts and to prepare students for lives of active citizenship in an increasingly interconnected and culturally diverse world. To these ends the Department offers both a major and a minor in Political Science and contributes to the university’s programs in liberal education and international studies. The Department also strives to produce first-rate pure and applied research generating new knowledge on, and better understandings of, all aspects of politics and political science and, where appropriate, puts its expertise at the service of the University and the community at large.

Departmental Learning Outcomes

The Political Science Department has identified the following ten learning outcomes for students in its undergraduate program. These include: cognitive outcomes –what we expect out students to know; behavioral outcomes –what we expect our students to be able to do; and affective outcomes –what we expect our students to value, all as political science graduates.

Cognitive Outcomes

 

Students completing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science will be able to demonstrate the following knowledge:

 

 

 

Behavioral Outcomes

Students completing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science will be able to demonstrate the following skills:

 

 

 

Affective Outcomes

 

Students completing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science will be able to demonstrate the following values: