The Political Science Department supports the college-wide Core Learning Outcomes, in addition to promoting general social sciences outcomes and program-specific outcomes.
- Demonstrate knowledge of a range of facts, terminology, events, and/or methods that social scientists in various disciplines must possess in order to investigate, analyze or give a history of, or predict human, group, or societal behavior.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply classifications, principles, generalizations, theories, models, and/or structures pertinent to social scientific efforts to organize conceptual knowledge in various fields.
- Demonstrate the ability to reach conclusions/make arguments across a range of social science topics that are tied to a defensible sifting of appropriate evidence relative to the questions involved.
- Demonstrate an understanding and recognition of the diversity of perspectives, cultural understandings, and ways of thinking that others bring to bear on social science questions.