College of Arts and Sciences
Political Science

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.