Learning Goals

Students who major in political science can expect to achieve the following learning goals:

  • Foundational knowledge in three of the four major subfields offered at Lycoming: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Legal Studies
  • In-depth knowledge in at least two of the four major subfields offered at Lycoming: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Legal Studies
  • Knowledge of the methods, approaches, and theories used in accumulating and interpreting information applicable to the discipline of political science
  • Ability to demonstrate analytical thinking including the formulation and defense of a thesis in written and oral formats as well as the critical analysis of arguments
  • Ability to demonstrate the research skills necessary to the discipline of political science