History & Political Science

B.S. in History

  1. ​Employers want employees who are organized and complete projects on time. The BS in History develops these skills by requiring students to read, research, and write independently, and present research in a public forum (orally or in written form) with fixed deadlines.
  2. ​Employers want employees who have solid writing and compositional skills. The BS in History develops this skill by requiring students to engage in clear, persuasive, grammatically and stylistically correct writing projects (research papers, policy briefs, reaction papers, memos, position papers, etc.).
  3. ​Employers want employees who have solid oral communication stills. The BS in History develops these skills by requiring students to present their research in a public forum (that is, in front of a class of peers) using visual aids (slides, charts, graphs, etc.) or to role play in a public forum requiring extensive research on that role.

B.S. in Political Science

  1. ​Employers seek employees who can work collaboratively in groups. The BS in Political Science develops this skill by requiring students to work on group projects (presented in front of the instructor and peers), identify clear roles within the group (e.g., spokespersons/team leaders), and present the findings of the group in a public forum.
  2. ​Employers seek employees who have solid writing and compositional skills. The BS in Political Science develops this skill by requiring students to engage in clear, persuasive, grammatically and stylistically correct writing projects (research papers, policy briefs, reaction papers, memos, position papers, etc.).
  3. ​Employers seek employees who have solid oral communication stills. The BS in Political Science develops these skills by requiring students to present their research in a public forum (that is, in front of a class of peers) using visual aids (slides, charts, graphs, etc.) or to role play in a public forum requiring extensive research on that role.

B.A. in History

  1. ​Employers want employees who are organized and complete projects on time. The BA in History develops these skills by requiring students to read, research, and write independently, and present research in a public forum (orally or in written form) with fixed deadlines.
  2. ​Employers want employees who have solid writing and compositional skills. The BA in History develops these skills by requiring students to engage in clear, persuasive, grammatically and stylistically correct writing projects (research papers, policy briefs, reaction papers, memos, position papers, etc.).
  3. ​Employers want employees who have solid oral communication stills. The BA in History develops these skills by requiring students to present their research in a public forum (that is, in front of a class of peers) using visual aids (slides, charts, graphs, etc.) or to role play in a public forum requiring extensive research on that role. 

B.A. in Political Science

  1. ​Employers want employees who can work collaboratively in groups. The BA in Political Science develops this skills by requiring students to work on group projects (presented in front of the instructor and peers), identify clear roles within the group (e.g., spokespersons/team leaders), and present the findings of the group in a public forum.
  2. ​Employers want employees who have solid writing and compositional skills. The BA in Political Science develops this skill by requiring students to engage in clear, persuasive, and grammatically and stylistically correct writing projects (research papers, policy briefs, reaction papers, memos, position papers, etc.).
  3. ​Employers want employees who have solid oral communication stills. The BA in Political Science develops this skills by requiring students to present their research in a public forum (that is, in front of a class of peers and the instructor) using visual aids (slides, charts, graphs, etc.) and/or to role play in a public forum requiring extensive research on that role. 

M.A. in History

  1. ​Employers want employees who have solid writing and compositional skills. The M.A. in History develops this skill by requiring students to engage in clear, persuasive, grammatically and stylistically correct writing projects (primarily although not exclusively research papers).
  2. ​Employers want employees who can evaluate new or contradictory points of view. The M.A. in History develops this skills by requiring students to take a class in Historiography/research and methods which demands that students critically analyze and interpret different historical narratives of events.
  3. ​Employers want employees who can work independently on projects. The M.A. in History develops this skill by requiring all students to complete an independent, original piece of scholarship in the form of a Master's thesis or professional paper.

M.A. in Political Science

  1. ​Employers want employees who have solid writing and compositional skills. The M.A. in Political Science develops this skill by requiring students to engage in clear, persuasive, grammatically and stylistically correct writing projects (primarily although not exclusively research papers).
  2. ​Employers want employees who can work independently on projects. The M.A. in Political Science develops this skill by requiring all students to complete an independent, original piece of scholarship in the form of a Master's thesis or professional paper.
  3. ​Employers want employees who can synthesize large concepts into succinct language. The M.A. in Political Science develops this skills by requiring students to take a required course in research methods which involves reading the extensive literature on a topic in politics (e.g., voting behavior or literature on democratization), synthesizing the concepts presented, analyzing data and arguments, and discussing this orally in a public forum and/or in written form (reaction papers, summaries, literature reviews, etc.).

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