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Anticipated Program Learning Outcomes

Political science students will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the major fields of political science: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, and research methods;
  2. Demonstrate academic and intellectual skills: critical analysis, academic writing, and oral communication;
  3. Be engaged in and aware of local, national, and global politics; and
  4. Be prepared, according to interest, for graduate programs and/or careers related to political science (e.g. public policy, law, political journalism, international service).
Alignment with Institutional Academic Learning Goals

Graduates will:

1

2

3

4

Demonstrate an integrative knowledge of the human and natural worlds

X

 

X

X

Develop habits of critical analysis and aesthetic appreciation

X

X

X

X

Apply creative and innovative thinking

X

X

X

X

Communicate skillfully in multiple forms of expression

 

X

X

X

Act competently in a global and diverse world

X

 

X

X

Understand and promote social justice

X

X

X

 

Apply a framework for examining ethical dilemmas

 

X

X

 

Employ leadership and collaborative skills

 

X

X

X

Understand the religious dimensions of human experience

X

X

X

 

Alignment with Assessment Measures

Measure

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4

Major Field Test

Direct

 

 

 

Course-Based Assessment (PO 300/300L, 400-Level Courses)

Direct

Direct

 

 

Internship Evaluations

 

 

Direct

 

Participation in Co-Curricular Events and Immersion Trips

 

 

Mixed

 

Alumni Survey

 

 

 

Mixed

Employer Questionnaire

 

 

 

Direct

Course Evaluation

Indirect

Indirect

Mixed