Rethinking the Undergraduate Political Science Major
PS: Political Science & Politics
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College students today are more diverse, and they face significant and evolving challenges in a rapidly changing global economy. The ever changing political landscape requires flexibility by academics to continue to challenge the political science curriculum in order to better serve students in the 21st century. It is thus imperative that political science as a discipline both considers what we want our students to learn and how we can help them realize their potential in the classroom and beyond. Discerning how political science is different from other social sciences is important for the redesign of the major as well as setting new expectations for students, faculty, and practitioners. To facilitate the discussion of a major redesign, the APSA special projects fund provided backing for a small three-day conference in the spring of 2019. The conference working group was convened by John Ishiyama at the University of North Texas to discuss updating the 1991 Wahlke report.
Political science major; Undergraduate college students; Student potential; Curriculum recommendations
Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Education | Higher Education
Rethinking the Undergraduate Political Science Major.
PS: Political Science & Politics, 53(3),