College of Arts and Sciences
Political Science Department

Learning Outcomes

  • Political Science students should be able to:

    • Understand multiple political science perspectives and their relationship to important theoretical debates in the various sub-fields of Political Science. Students should be able to differentiate such debates in the literature from popular political analysis.
    • Explain the theoretical dimensions of justice in different areas of Political Science, and the relationship between theoretical issues of justice and empirical and historical research within Political Science.
    • Ask a basic Political Science question (power, institutional development, community, justice, and the like) research it, developing sustained analysis in reference to a particular literature or conversation with a thesis and appropriate evidence.
    • Understand and identify the different kinds of claims and arguments within political discourse as well as the different forms of reasoning and evidence that support these claims arguments.

    For complete list of Learning Outcomes for Seattle University Undergraduate Students, click here.