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Political Science Student Learning Outcomes

 Political Science 1 & 1H:  Introduction to Political Science
SLO 1:  Marshall empirical data to support a political science theory.
SLO 2:  Differentiate among changes in the American constitutional government over time.

Political Science 2:  Comparative Politics
SLO 1:   Identify the key features of parliamentary and presidential forms of government and identify their advantages and disadvantages.
SLO 2:  Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of proportional representation and single member district plurality as electoral methods.

 Political Science 5:  Political Theory 1:  Ancient to Contemporary
SLO 1: Evaluate and assess  divergent political philosophical and theoretical viewpoints as to their relative validity.
SLO 2: Analyze the relationship between philosophical assumptions and theories of government.

 Political Science 7:  Political Theory II:  Early Modern to Contemporary
SLO 1: Explain the meaning of the terms public sphere and civil society in the theories of contemporary political theorists.
SLO 2:  Explain theories of power and crisis associated with theories of thinkers covered in the course and to compare them.

Political Science 9:  International Relations
SLO 1:  Define, explain, analyze and compare core theories in International Relations and explain which theory best describes international relations and why.
SLO 2:  Describe the International Relations concept Levels of Analysis and argue which level, or levels, best explains and analyzes international relations
SLO 3:  Analyze the relationship between social, political and/or economic institutions and human behavior.

 Political Science 10:  Environmental Politics
SLO 1:  Define sustainability taking account of social, economic, and environmental indicators.
SLO 2:  Identify and compare competing models of sustainable political economy.

 Political Science 25:  Latino Politics in the United States
SLO 1:  Identify significant changes that have occurred over the past two decades in representation by latinos in American government and politics.
SLO 2:  Identify similarities and differences in public opinion held by different latino communities such as Mexican-Americans and Cuban-Americans.
SLO 3:  Differentiate among changes in the American constitutional government over time.

 Political Science 35:  African American Politics
SLO 1:  Identify significant changes that have occurred in African-American political participation since the passage of the Voting Rights Act.
SLO 2:  Assess the success of African Americans in attaining representation in various levels of government.
SLO 3:  Differentiate among changes in the American constitutional government over time.