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  Oct 21, 2017
 
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Political Science & International Studies


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Faculty:

Department Chairperson:
Anna Ohanyan
Office: Martin Institute 224
Phone: 508-565-1871
aohanyan@stonehill.edu
Associate Professors:
W. Ewell
A. Ohanyan
B. Scholz
P. Ubertaccio

Assistant Professors:
K. Buckman
R. Rodgers

The Department of Political Science and International Studies offers a major with concentrations in Government and Politics, International Relations, or Public Administration and Public Policy.  Minors in Political Science and International Studies, and Public Administration and Public Policy are also offered.

Departmental Mission

The mission of the major program in Political Science and International Studies is to offer students a broadly based core curriculum through which knowledge of the principles and practices of political life, democratic citizenship, and political activity are acquired. The major provides a foundation for graduate work and for careers in law, government service, business, elective office, journalism, international affairs, education, and related fields.

Learning Outcomes

Majors in Political Science & International Studies will choose one of three concentrations: Government & Politics, International Relations, or Public Policy & Public Administration.

1. Learning goals for students in Government & Politics include:


a.) substantive knowledge of the institutions and process of the American Government, International Relations, Political Theory & Comparative Politics, a required course in Research Methods, participation in a Capstone seminar and an internship experience;
b.) the ability to formulate a research design and utilize the appropriate methodology to execute a political science research paper;
c.) demonstrate critical thinking skills by building an argument, critiquing a theory, formulating a higher order explanation and understanding a complex political theory.

2. Learning goals for students in International Relations include:


a.) introductory knowledge of the institutions and process of the American Government and Political Theory;
b.) substantive knowledge of International Relations and Comparative Politics through required courses in International Politics, American Foreign Policy, Contemporary Security Studies, Contemporary Global Issues, a required course in Research Methods, a senior Capstone seminar and an internship experience;
c.) the ability to formulate a research design and utilize the appropriate methodology to execute a political science research paper;
d.) cultural awareness and critical thinking skills developed by a required study abroad experience through the Learning Inside Out Program (LION) or other study abroad programs.

3. Learning goals for students in Public Policy & Public Administration include:


a.) substantive knowledge of the institutions and processes of the American Government, International Relations, Political Theory & Comparative Politics, a required course in Research Methods, participation in a Capstone seminar and an internship experience;
b.) the ability to formulate a research design and utilize the appropriate methodology to execute a political science research paper and public policy memo;
c.) demonstrate critical thinking skills by building an argument, critiquing a theory, formulating a higher order explanation and understanding a complex political theory;
d.) substantive knowledge of the discipline of Public Administration through required courses in Organization Behavior, Economics, Public Administration, and an assortment of Public Policy electives.

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