Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate Knowledge and skills through being able to:
    1. Describe, analyze and compare the structure and policy making process of national, state and local governments and federalism (in exams, research papers, presentations)
  2. Demonstrate Knowledge and skills through being able to:
    1. Describe, analyze and compare important processes in international relations (in exams, papers, presentations).
  3. Demonstrate Knowledge and skills through being able to:
    1. Summarize, synthesize and critique appropriate professional literature within the field of study in research papers and presentations.
  4. Demonstrate Knowledge and skills through being able to:
    1. Describe, compare & critique important aspects of American or foreign political history, ideology and political processes. (exams, homework, discussion and participation, quizzes)
  5. Demonstrate Knowledge and skills through being able to:
    1. Classify, summarize, synthesize and critique important international legal or political issues. (exams, paper/presentation/homework)
  6. Demonstrate Knowledge and skills through being able to:
    1. Use statistical data to be able to describe, compare and analyze important domestic and international political issues. (homework, examinations).
  7. Demonstrate Knowledge and skills through being able to:
    1. Employ appropriate sources and citation systems in research based projects.
  8. Demonstrate Values and citizenship by being able to:
    1. Describe and critique the workings of state and local politics in the communities in which they live.
  9. Demonstrate Values and citizenship by being able to:
    1. Be able to identify rights and responsibilities of citizens of their community, their country and the world.
  10. Demonstrate Values and citizenship by being able to:
    1. Identify ways in which governments impact their lives and the ways in which they can impact local and state government systems through political participation and direct democracy.
  11. Demonstrate Values and citizenship by being able to:
    1. Identify and evaluate the ethical issues that political activity raises. (exams, homework, discussion and participation, quizzes)
  12. Demonstrate Values and citizenship by being able to
    1. Identify and critique ethical issues in political research.
  13. Demonstrate an understanding of Public and Deaf Life by the ability to
    1. Identify the opportunities for engaging in activities outside of the classroom including internships in local and state offices/agencies; political participation in non-government and civil associations; voter registration drives in the Deaf community; host town hall meetings, raise budgetary issues with local and state politicians, and development of issue awareness campaigns.
  14. Demonstrate an understanding of Public and Deaf Life by the ability to
    1. Demonstrate effective presentation skills and knowledge necessary to advocate for issues and causes that can be advanced in public arenas through schools for the Deaf, Deaf education, associations for/of the Deaf, grant-writing projects, and community outreach projects.