Learning Outcomes - 2021-2022

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Politics and International Affairs

Political Science, Master of Arts


Learning Outcomes:


Purpose Statement

The Master of Arts in Political Science degree provides students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to understand and participate in the political systems of the United States and the world.  This degree provides a broad perspective on experiences, international and domestic, from both theory and practice.
 
This degree builds a strong foundation in the advanced knowledge of the political world, and enables students to be able to use key concepts and analytical approaches from Public Policy, American Politics, Public Administration, Comparative Politics and International relations.
 
Building upon this fundamental knowledge, our curriculum ensures that students can define, design, and implement effective scholarly research projects in political science.  In addition, they will be able to make clear and effective demonstrations of their work in writing and in public presentations, including scholarly presentations to academics at professional political science conferences.  Students will also leave this program ready to work in government, non-academic research institutions, and governmental and non-governmental organizations.
 
Our goal is to train students to be active, engaged, and informed participants in the global system who can not only understand the world around them but also shape and influence it. 

Student Learning Outcomes

All students in the M.A. Political Science Program will achieve the following learning objectives:
 
1.  Conceptual and Analytical:  Students should have an advanced knowledge of the political world, including contemporary political thought, and public policies, and be able to use key concepts and analytical approaches from political science.

2.  Inquiry and Research:  Students will define, design, and implement effective research projects in political science.3.  Communication:  Students should be able to make clear and effective demonstrations of their work in writing and in public presentations.4.  Professional and Citizenship:  Students should know, understand, and be able to meet the expectations of professionalism and citizenship.
Demonstrate professional behavior in terms of demeanor, personal presentation, ethics, and

 



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