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Student Learning Outcomes

The expected Student Learning Outcomes for the Politics Department are:

1. A student graduating with a bachelor’s degree in politics from Lake Forest College shall demonstrate proficiency in the subfield of American politics and public law – including principal research questions, concepts, theories and approaches.

2. A student graduating with a bachelor’s degree in politics from Lake Forest College shall demonstrate proficiency in the subfield of comparative politics – including principal research questions, concepts, theories and approaches.

3. A student graduating with a bachelor’s degree in politics from Lake Forest College shall demonstrate proficiency in the subfield of international relations – including principal research questions, concepts, theories and approaches.

4. A student graduating with a bachelor’s degree in politics from Lake Forest College shall demonstrate proficiency in the subfield of political theory – including principal research questions, concepts, theories and approaches.

5. A student graduating with a bachelor’s degree in politics from Lake Forest College shall demonstrate proficiency in the methods of political science research.

6. A student graduating with a bachelor’s degree in politics from Lake Forest College shall demonstrate critical thinking and analysis skills.

7. A student graduating with a bachelor’s degree in politics from Lake Forest College shall demonstrate competency in research and writing in the political science discipline.

8. A student graduating with a bachelor’s degree in politics from Lake Forest College shall have general competency in the political science discipline.