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Learning Outcomes

History, Political Science and International Studies

Political Science Learning Outcomes

The Political Science program has five learning outcomes. These include: cognitive outcomes – what we expect our students to know; behavioral outcomes – what we expect our students to be able to do; and affective outcomes – what we expect our students to value, all as political science graduates.

PLO 1:
Learners will demonstrate knowledge of the leading theories, literature, and approaches in the major subfields of political science.

PLO 2a:
Learners will effectively write about the complexity of political science theories and issues.

PLO 2b:
Learners will effectively speak about the complexity of political science theories and issues.

PLO 3:
Learners will apply appropriate techniques to investigate political science applied and basic research problems

International Studies Learning Outcomes

Cognitive Outcomes

Learners will apply constructs from Political Science, Geography, Anthropology, and History to identify international perspectives and issues, empathize across cultures, and evaluate impact for multiple constituencies.

Behavioral Outcome 1

Graduates will write and speak about international ideas, issues, arguments and problems, will have clear and logically organized expression, and use relevant research sources. Students will develop and defend an argument while considering objections to it.

Behavioral Outcome 2

Graduates will identify international studies applied research problems, both locally and internationally, and apply appropriate techniques for investigation.