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Political Science Department

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  1. Students will gain a basic understanding of international U.S. national politics, political theory, and civic engagement.
  2. Students will develop their ability to write clearly, accurately, and persuasively about political issues and ideas.
  3. Students will analyze political events and processes using a wide variety of information resources, including quantitative data.
  4. Students will develop their critical thinking skills by conceptualizing problems precisely, synthesizing complex information, and constructively engaging with ideas different from their own. 
  5. Students will develop a broad understanding of engaged citizenship and of various cultural and ideological perspectives.