Public Service is a 32-hour sequence of the master's degree in Political Science. The Public Service sequence is designed for students interested in employment in the public sector, particularly at the state and local level.
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.
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.