Program Description

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Political Science Option

The Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum prepares a student to be an accomplished and productive human being. A liberal arts degree opens doors to the professions and to rewarding and responsible careers. Future physicians, teachers, scientists, lawyers and businessmen, for example, develop themselves as well-rounded individuals, in addition to completing their pre-professional work. The academic experiences in liberal arts and sciences provide the foundation for later specialization, graduate study and professional school. The Political Science Option offers a greater degree of specialization.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Liberal Arts and Sciences program requirements, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge base from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
  2. Evaluate and analyze a range of artistic, historical, literary and philosophical works.
  3. Examine the formation of individual and group behavior, and social institutions and processes.
  4. Develop an ability and a cultural context for communication in a language other than English.
  5. Communicate effectively through written and oral forms.
  6. Demonstrate informed critical thinking.
  7. Engage in quantitative reasoning and scientific inquiry.
  8. Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultures.

Upon successful completion of the Political Science Option requirements, students will be able to:

  1. Apply political science concepts to understand the status, from historical and contemporary perspectives, of political events at local, national and/or international levels.
  2. Write clearly on issues of international and domestic politics and public policy issues, using traditional and electronic resources for research and present results.
  3. Analyze political/policy issues and formulate policy options and participate as civically engaged members of society.
  4. Succeed at answering multiple choice, short answer and essay questions and participate in class discussion and group projects in describing national and/or international politics, institutions, structures and/or processes.

Why Study Political Science?
Careers & Study of Political Science
Exploring a Career in Political Science

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Curriculum Coordinators: Dr. Peter Kolozi and Dr. Hisseine Faradj

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