Comprehend and analyze government and politics in the United States, and assess comparatively the government and politics of other nations, through the application of knowledge regarding political institutions, political processes, public policy, the role of state and non state actors, foundational principles, and key concepts;
Comprehend and analyze relations between nations, international government and non-governmental organizations, and global actors, such as but not limited to the principles of global governance and international relations, international law and policy, and international political economy, through the application of knowledge and analysis regarding political institutions, political processes, policy and political actors, foundational principles, and key concepts;
Comprehend and analyze the roles played by race, ethnicity, gender, class, and religion in historic and contemporary political debate and analyze and evaluate the impact of such factors across the political science curriculum;
Develop strong writing skills, a clear understanding of government and politics, and an ability to analyze contemporary political events through writing assignments;
Comprehend and analyze enduring political thought, ideologies, and ideas throughout history, applying and evaluating said ideas;
Demonstrate working knowledge of research methods by applying said methods to critically analyze political phenomena;
Analyze, synthesize, and evaluate major principles of Political Science and sub-disciplines of American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Theory in a capstone undergraduate seminar setting.