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    Academic Learning Compact - Political Science

    The major in political science provides an understanding of how government and politics operate in the U.S. and elsehwere. You will develop the critical analytic and research skills to study government and politics and you will be able to articulate information and ideas about government and politics.

    Additional information is available from your major's website.

    Before Graduating You Must

    • Complete 30 hours of political science coursework with minimum grades of C, including a minimum of 18 hours at the 3000/4000 levels.
    • Complete an introductory statistics course.
    • Complete two 3000/4000-level political science courses with a writing component, graded by department rubric.
    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

    Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)

    1. Identify, describe and define basic factual information and analytical concepts concerning political systems.
    2. Analyze political issues and phenomena using political science concepts, theories and methods through internships and research projects.
    3. Use argument and evidence effectively to communicate original analysis of political phenomena.

    Table Key: I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3
    CPO 2001 I I I
    INR 2001 I I I
    INR 3603 R R R
    PAD 3003 R R R
    PAD 4940 R, A R, A R, A
    POS 2041 I I I
    POS 3204 R R R
    POS 4734 R, A R, A R, A
    POS 4905 R, A R, A R, A
    POS 4931 R, A R, A R, A
    POS 4940 R, A R, A R, A
    POS 4970 R, A R, A R, A
    POT 2002 I I I

    Assessment Types:
    Research project, internship report, research project, thesis.

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