Key Learning Goals for Concentrators
The Department expects students to accomplish each of the following key learning goals by the time of graduation:
- Show command of the language of political science and politics in several of its subfields.
- Understand the methods commonly used in several of its subfields.
- Learn the material for one subfield at a level of expertise and practical application necessary to understand the scholarly discourse.
- Command a set of tools appropriate to conduct independent and original research in one subfield. These tools differ by subfield.
Understand the political, historical, institutional context pertaining to a particular topic of research sufficiently to conduct independent and original research in that subfield.