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Political Science - Applied Community and Economic Development

Desired Learning Outcomes

  • Apply critical thinking to understand and evaluate political ideas, institutions and processes at the local, national, and global levels, and express that analysis both in writing and orally, using a diversity of research methodologies.
  • Articulate their views on a variety of political concerns in a context of respect for academic principles and tolerance for dissenting views.
  • Identify normative issues and make informed and well-reasoned judgments in complex environments.
  • Recognize and explain the dimensions of the significant events, ideas, individuals, social movements, and institutions that have shaped our world.
  • Formulate a critically informed position on participation and citizenship in local, national, and global communities.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to coursework requirements, graduate students in Political Science must also complete either a Master's Thesis or a series of Comprehensive Exams.

Students in the Applied Community and Economic Development Sequence must complete either a 39-hour option" (with Capstone) or a "35-hour option" (with Thesis) for graduation.