Learning Goals

1)   Master an important body of material/knowledge about a subject (e.g. Congress, trajectory of American political thought, European integration, human rights, etc.). As to who interprets the evidence (#4), it would be the individual instructor.

2)   Learn to think critically and exercise critical judgment in the context of the study of political science.  As to who interprets the evidence (#4), it would be the individual instructor.

3) To different degrees in different POLS courses to represent concisely and cogently in writing a deep understanding of the aforementioned subject and one's (informed) views of the parameters of prevailing thinking/theories pertaining to it.  As to who interprets the evidence (#4), it would be the individual instructor.
 
4) Develop either methods or intermediate language skills.  The methods option serves the college’s goal of developing research and analytic skills and acquiring quantitative skills, while the language option serves the college’s language goal.  As to who interprets the evidence (#4), it would be the individual instructor; as for changes as a result of using data/evidence: we broadened the methods course to include qualitative methods.