Politics Department

Politics Learning Goals

Upon successful completion of the requirements for the Politics major, students will be able to

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills with primary reference to political science and the social sciences more generally
  • Identify and explain the major concepts and theoretical traditions in political science
  • Recognize and classify the content of the five subfields in political science: methodology, American politics, political theory, international relations, and comparative politics
  • Understand and appreciate the inter- and multi-disciplinary nature of the study of political, economic and social phenomena
  • Demonstrate enhanced oral and written communication skills
  • Discern areas in which they desire and are prepared to be engaged citizens