Mission

The Mission of the Politics & History department is to create a transdisciplinary approach to the study of politics and history with a global perspective.

Learning Outcomes

The Learning Outcomes of the Politics & History department express the kinds of things (abilities, knowledges, and values) that students can expect to be taught and to learn in the Politics and History department and its courses. At the end of their course of study, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze political situations clearly and convincingly with one or more different political ideologies and theories in oral presentations and written work
  2. Apply different historiographical approaches to historical analysis clearly and convincingly in oral presentations and written work
  3. Demonstrate significant global awareness of multiple cultural, historical and political traditions in the modern world in oral presentations and written work
  4. Demonstrate significant knowledge relevant to international conflicts, diplomacy and organizations in oral presentations and written work
  5. Discuss intelligently the philosophical and historical origins of Western political and legal traditions in oral presentations and written work
  6. Discuss intelligently the role of other social science disciplines in the analysis of political and historical situations in oral presentations and written work
  7. Develop basic research designs, including hypotheses, analysis, use of primary and secondary sources, and qualitative and quantitative reasoning
  8. Clarify her or his political philosophy in light of historical knowledge and theoretical perspectives in an intelligent and convincing manner
  9. Clarify his or her career goals relevant to the study and application of political and historical knowledge and analysis in an intelligent and convincing manner
Contact

For further information about the Politics and History department contact:

Emerald M. Archer, PhD
Chair, Politics & History Department
818.252.5143, emerald.archer@woodbury.edu