Learning Outcomes 
 

A Government major shall be able to describe, critique, and apply various theories for understanding political processes and outcomes in a domestic, comparative, and international context.

A Government major shall be able to critically connect political events with course material.

A Government major shall be able to demonstrate the following skills at the following levels of courses:

  • 100 level courses: understanding (summarizing and identifying key concepts);

  • 100-200 level courses: analysis (explaining assumptions and/or arguments);

  • 200-300 level courses: synthesis (identifying commonalities and differences in approaches, such as in a literature review);

  • 300 to 400 level courses: evaluate (using evidence, recognizing contrary evidence, and weighing evidence in developing arguments); and

  • 300 to 400 level courses: create (providing questions or insight within context of other contributions).