SIS Department Political Science Program Objectives(Fall 2009)
To meet the educational needs of the students and prepare them with the knowledge and skills needed to work in the field of political science.
A. To provide graduates with a thorough grounding in both national and international political issues and understand how various theoretical frameworks interpret these issues and events.
B. To provide graduates with a solid understanding of the three major subfields in political science: American government, comparative politics, and international relations.
C. To provide graduates with the methodological skills, both quantitative and qualitative, to conduct research and analysis and effectively communicate the results of their research.
D. To provide graduates with the ability to communicate effectively on a novice level in a second language.
E. To provide graduates with the professional competence and the personal confidence to operate effectively in the workplace or in graduate school.