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Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Arts students will demonstrate that they have developed:
  1. An understanding of American civic culture and civic cultures of other societies.
  2. An understanding of the institutional, political and legal processes of the United States and Georgia.
  3. An understanding of the public policies of the U.S. and the ways in which they are carried out through the political process.
  4. An understanding of the basic theories and concepts of the subfields of political science.
  5. An understanding of the relationship between the basic theories and concepts of the subfields of political science.
  6. The knowledge and skills appropriate for employment or professional training in relevant public service careers.
  7. The ability to apply social science and statistical methods to practical problems within the discipline.
  8. The ability to communicate their knowledge orally and in writing.
 
Bachelor of Science students will demonstrate that they have developed:
  1. An understanding of American civic culture.
  2. An understanding of the institutional, political and legal processes of the United States and Georgia.
  3. An understanding of the public policies of the U.S. and the ways in which they are carried out through the political process.
  4. An understanding of the basic theories and concepts of the subfields of political science.
  5. An understanding of the relationship between the basic theories and concepts of the subfields of political science.
  6. The knowledge and skills appropriate for employment or professional training in relevant public service careers.
  7. The ability to apply social science and statistical methods to practical problems within the discipline.
  8. The ability to communicate their knowledge orally and in writing.

 

Planning Track students will demonstrate the ability to:
  1. Gain employment in local, state, or federal government; with private consultants or  development organizations; or to be accepted into graduate programs.
  2. Apply social science methods to practical problems of government, community and region.
  3. Understand the broad scope of planning, including its multidisciplinary nature and its multiple governmental applications.
  4. Understand the nature of the planning profession and the planner’s role as neutral public servant and builder of community consensus.
  5. Apply and use computer technology in the practice of planning.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to apply oral and written communication skills in public appearances, written reports and documents.
  7. Understand how public policy is carried out through planning programs and projects, and regulatory controls.

Assessment Plan