Student learning outcomes

Competencies:

     • Effective oral communication of ideas and views on political issues
     • Effective written communication of ideas and views on political issues, both in shorter essays and
       longer research or policy analysis papers

Skills:

     • Critical thinking and analysis
     • Quantitative and qualitative research methods skills

Knowledge:

     • Demonstrate an understanding of the institutions and processes of politics in the American
       political system
     • Demonstrate an understanding of the institutions and processes of politics in the political
       systems of other countries and be able to compare them
     • Demonstrate an understanding of the institutions and processes of politics in the international
       political system
     • Demonstrate an understanding of classic and contemporary intellectual frameworks, concepts,
       and theories in political science