Roxanne Hoch ’15

Major: International Studies
Hometown:Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

While taking Elementary Chinese, I had the opportunity to practice traditional Chinese calligraphy. This was my absolute favorite part of class because it shows that there is not only a difference in the way words are written (characters versus letters), but also a difference in the method of how the language is written.

Political Science Learning Objectives

The political science major at the University of Mount Union teaches students the processes of different political institutions. You will learn through class discussion and participation about decision making in the political world.  In addition to the learning objectives listed below the challenging coursework in our programs enhances students’ ability to think critically, improves their ability to write with clarity, improves their ability to orally communicate effectively, and increases their ability to make sound judgments through analytical reasoning.

Opportunities such as Model United Nations, internships, mock trial and international security simulations and preparing graduates for career success are offered for Political Science students.

Political science majors enter the workforce as legislative and congressional aides, U.S. Secret Service agents, city and county administrators, elected officials and lawyers. If you are interested in any of those career paths, a continued education in the political science field is right for you.

Political Science Learning Objectives
General:

  • Students will be able to describe and explain the functions of various institutions of government, both in the United States and elsewhere.
  • Students will be able to discuss a broad array of concepts related to government and politics.

Political Theory:

  • Students will be able to accurately define, evaluate, and critique the basic principles (e.g., liberty, equality, rights) inherent within our political/ philosophical framework of democracy. 
  • Students will be able to contrast democracy with competing political systems.

Methodological:

  • Students will be able to read and interpret tables, charts, and graphs commonly found in the Political Science literature. 
  • Students will be able to apply appropriate tests to perform basic data analysis, correctly interpreting the results of those tests. 
  • Students will be able to identify the methods used in various sub-fields of Political Science and employ those methods in an appropriate manner.
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