Learning Outcomes

The Political Science Department is committed to assessing its courses. Our program learning outcomes and course learning outcomes are consistent with the SLCC's institution-level learning outcomes. These learning outcomes for the College indicate that upon successful completion of any program at SLCC, students:

  • Acquire substantive knowledge in the discipline of their choice sufficient for further study, and/or demonstrate competencies required by employers to be hired and succeed in the workplace.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Develop quantitative literacies necessary for their chosen field of study.
  • Think critically.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills to be civically engaged, and/or work with others in a professional and constructive manner.

We have compiled into one document our program learning outcomes as well as the learning outcomes for POLS 1100, POLS 2100 and POLS 2300. The Political Science Department compiles an annual assessment report documenting its assessment efforts.