Research Project in International Relations

Research Project in International Relations
Advanced research skills and advanced writing for students in their junior year.
POLI
470
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPOLI 170 & POLI 200; or POLI 270 & POLI 200; or instructor's consent.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining POLI 470
Course Outcomes

Effective and Professional Writing

In this course, you will learn how to complete an article-length research project using appropriate methods of analysis and a professional standard of writing. In doing so, you will draw heavily from your learning in previous courses.

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Demonstrate a familiarity with each of the four major subfields of political science: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political philosophy.

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

You will accomplish these first objectives by studying a specialized topic in political science together with your classmates, under the guidance of the professor.

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Thus, you will deepen your familiarity with the selected subfield and within political science more broadly.

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Possess a factual and theoretical knowledge of countries, political processes, political theories, and political thought.

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 Oral Communication

You will also learn how to present your findings in a high-quality oral presentation, and how to give and receive appropriate feedback in a community of scholars.