Learning Outcomes of the B.A. In Political Science
LOS 1: Develop critical thinking, analytical tools, and social science methods to
break down and grasp complex political problems in their historical and political
dimensions, and acquire an in-depth knowledge of all areas of politics and political
science (theory, domestic and European politics, comparative politics and world politics).
LOS 2: Understand and work with quantitative and qualitative data and apply social
and political science research methods in academic and professional contexts.
LOS 3: Demonstrate competency in information literacy, i.e. work with multiple databases, locate sources and references, and regularly distinguish and read academically
informed news sources, academic journals and diverse digital media in order to conduct independent political science research.
LOS 4: Learn to write sophisticated and extensive original academic research papers
that qualify for graduate work in political science, and effectively present problems
and independent research on international politics and economics in concise, engaging
and lively presentations in diverse academic, professional and multicultural contexts.
LOS 5: Become ethically informed leaders capable of developing sound and humane political
analyses, and displaying awareness of professional standards and ethics.