Political Inquiry

Political Inquiry
Methodology of political science, including theory and techniques of qualitative and quantitative research design.
POLI
200
 Hours4.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 1.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 NotePrerequisite to all upper-division courses.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining POLI 200
Course Outcomes

Effective Citation

Write multiple papers correctly using the Turabian style of citation.

Integrity in Daily and Civic Activities

Learn and understand the consequences of plagiarism and write multiple papers without plagiarizing sources.

Faith and Political Analysis

Students will understand and be able to discuss the differences between secular and spiritual learning

Faith and Political Analysis

Be able to articulate principles of faith in political analysis.

Effective Research and Analysis

Use appropriate methods of analysis and research, including qualitative and quantitative methods, historical comparison, and textual interpretation to answer political questions.

Effective and Professional Writing

Write professional grade research papers on political science questions.

Effective and Professional Writing

Write and receive feedback on at least fifty pages of writing. Write and receive feedback on at least five different papers.

Learn the principles of effective revision and practice those principles on at least one major writing assignment. Learn how to write a research design and practice writing a design. Learn how to write a report of research and practice writing a report.

Effective Research and Analysis

Learn the basic principles of statistical analysis, including statistical significance, fit, and substantive significance.

Understand how to interpret statistical analyses, including regressions.

Understand limitations on research and be able to write research designs that show an awareness of those limitations. Understand differences in qualitative and quantitative methods, and be able to write research designs that show an awareness of differences in qualitative and quantitative methods. Understand the importance of case selection and principles that should guide case selection in both qualitative and quantitative methods