Research Project in Political Theory

Research Project in Political Theory
Advanced research skills and advanced writing for students in their junior year.
POLI
400
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPOLI 200 & POLI 201; or POLI 200 & POLI 202
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
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

Effective and Professional Writing

Write professional grade research papers on political science questions.

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.

Be spiritually strengthened

Be able to articulate principles of faith in political analysis

Effective Oral Communication

Communicate effectively by presenting ideas in a high quality oral presentation.

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

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

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Think critically, analytically, and synthetically.

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.

Faith and Political Analysis

Be able to articulate principles of faith in political analysis.

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

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.