We aim to prepare graduates who are informed, critical, and articulate concerning public affairs.
By “informed”, we mean graduates who:
• understand concepts, theories and empirical findings in political science;
• possess basic research skills including research design, data analysis and interpretation; and
• can access, understand and synthesize professional and popular writing on public affairs.
By “critical”, we mean graduates who:
• are able to formulate and analyze arguments including their structure and force; and
• assess the relevance and weight of evidence;
By “articulate”, we mean graduates who:
• are able to write clearly and persuasively; and
• are capable of organizing their ideas in a focused paper or presentation.