Political Science

Mission Statement
The mission of the Vincennes University Political Science program is to help students develop a conscious understanding of the complex and various political forces that shape their lives and be prepared for transfer to four-year institutions. Students will develop this understanding through the writing of papers critically examining issues relevant to the study of political science, participating in classroom discussions, and completion of objective tests.

Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete course work in the Political Science program will be able to:        

  • describe the basic theories of classical and modern political science.
  • apply political theory to current issues and policies.
  • analyze issues and policies at the local, state, and national levels.
  • evaluate modern political systems.
  • critique the globalization process on national and international levels.
  • apply critical thinking skills to political topics and issues.