Duke University Political Science

Student Learning Objectives

  1. Students will develop a broad understanding of the scholarship, analytical methods, and theories of politics in one or more of the discipline's four sub-fields.
  2. Students will develop a mastery of critical thinking skills by evaluating political developments from an observational and theoretical standpoint in their research.
  3. Students will develop and hone a mastery of writing skills of a political genre by communicating their perspectives, empirical findings, interpretations and the conclusions of their research on political issues, policies, institutions, and behavior.
  4. Students may develop outside of the classroom alternative perspectives on political affairs by engaging in internships, study abroad, and community service experiences.

Declaring a major or minor in Political Science contact:

The Academic Advising Center to fill out your long-range plan.

  • phone: 919-684-6217
  • hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
  • email:
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