Assessment

Assessment

Program Goals and Objectives

  • Goal 1: Understand Political Processes and Government Operations at National, State & Local Levels
    • Objective 1.1: Understand Constitutional Foundations, Institutions & Political Processes in the U.S.
    • Objective 1.2: Understand Role of States in Federal System and Local Governments within States
    • Objective 1.3: Understand Operation of Government Agencies
  • Goal 2: Understand and Analyze Policy Creation Process, Policy Implementation & Policy Impact
    • Objective 2.1:  Understand Roles of Legislatures, Agencies & Interest Groups in Policy Formation
    • Objective 2.2:  Attain Familiarity with Selected Public Policies and Their Impact
    • Objective 2.3:  Acquire Ability to Analyze Critically the Content and Impact of Public Policies
  • Goal 3: Be Prepared to Function in Policy-Related Careers in Government and NGOs
    • Objective 3.1:  Ability to Write Clearly and Concisely
    • Objective 3.2:  Ability to Communicate Effectively Using Oral Skills and Technology
    • Objective 3.3:  Knowledge of Leadership Qualities and Strategies
    • Objective 3.4:  Ability to Function Successfully in Policy-Related Work Environments 
    • Objective 3.5:  Ability to Understand Research Methods and Use Statistics
    • Objective 3.6:  Knowledge of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics