Apr 26, 2018  
College Catalog 2013-2014 
College Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Political Science (B.A.)

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Student Learning Outcomes for Political Science:

Students will be able to:

  • Explain the major theories, concepts and methods of political analysis – empirical, normative and policy-oriented.

  • Apply theories, concepts and methods used in the study of politics to political ideas, institutions and practices.

  • Exercise critical judgment, analyze and synthesize relevant information and construct reasoned argument.

  • Communicate effectively and fluently in speech and in writing.

  • Conduct independent, original research, demonstrating the ability to gather, organize and present evidence, data and information from a variety of primary and secondary sources.

  • Be involved in matters of public concern locally, nationally and globally.

The Political Science major requires the following courses:


For information about the American University Washington Semester Program, students should contact Dr. Fletcher McClellan. For internship opportunities in Harrisburg through the Department’s Capital Semester Internship Program (PS 471), students should contact Dr. April Kelly-Woessner.

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