Jan 24, 2020  
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 ARCHIVED CATALOG

Political Science, B.A.


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Colleges and Divisions

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a major in Political Science will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the field.
    1. The fundamentals of democratic theory
    2. How Institutions Influence and are Influenced by Political Behavior
    3. Develop a Theological Approach to Politics
    4. Understand How To Compare Political Systems
    5. Plan and Execute a Research Paper
    6. Understand how the Constitutional Law in the U.S. developed and is applied
  2. Think critically.
    1. Demonstrate proficiency in writing critical book reviews
    2. Demonstrate proficiency in writing case briefs
  3. Demonstrate writing skills.
    1. Demonstrate proficiency in writing essays
  4. Integrate faith with the principles of Political Science.
    1. Develop a Theological Approach to Politics
    2. Understand the contours of biblical justice
  5. Demonstrate research skills.
    1. Plan and execute a publishable quality research paper
    2. Show competency in research design and univariate and multivariate analysis of public opinion data
  6. Be prepared for graduate school.
    1. Student success at matriculating and graduating graduate/law school

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with major in Political Science

University Core Curriculum - 46 hours


The Philosophy elective is covered by POL 3003 , the Global Studies elective is covered by POL 2213 , and POL 2013  is included in the program requirements.

  

Foreign Language - 12 hours


Six hours of LS-1000, LS-2000 level courses in the same language with six additional hours from LS-1000, LS-2000 level courses, BBL 2513 , BBL 2523 , BBL 3513 , or BBL 3523 ; or six hours of LS-2000 level courses

Completion of an Intermediate language course meets the Global Studies requirement of the Core Curriculum

Minor field or electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours


Minimum total semester hours - 124


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Colleges and Divisions