College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

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  • Students can distinguish among theories of politics and analyze current political situations in theoretical terms.
  • Students can describe basic structural components of national government—legislative, executive, and judicial—and explain their relationship to each other and to subnational units.
  • Students can identify the various types of actors in international relations and relate these in describing current global issues.
  • Students can apply their political science knowledge and skills in applied settings.
  • Students can formulate hypotheses, construct research designs, and apply appropriate analytical skills, including quantitative reasoning, to the study of political science.
  • Students can locate appropriate sources by searching electronic and traditional data bases.
  • Students can use and cite appropriate sources correctly.
  • Students can write and speak with sufficient clarity to convey their attitudes, knowledge and skills.