Learning objectives for the politics major
Upon graduation, regardless of their concentration within the politics major, a successful student who has majored in politics should be able to:
- Evaluate and interpret a broad range of evidence, including qualitative and quantitative information in order to assess competing claims, both empirical and normative.
- Uncover unstated philosophical, normative and conceptual assumptions behind presentations of information.
- Develop and advance written and oral arguments through the systematic evaluation of ideas and evidence.
- Engage ideas in dialogue generously and critically.
- Present ideas and arguments individually or collaboratively using various oral, visual and written genres.
- Design and complete original research