Apr 22, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog
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POLS 4000 - Capstone Seminar in Political Science


3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Fall.

The mission of this course is twofold: first to engage original research in the field of Political Science and second to develop an integrative portfolio demonstrating that students have mastered the skills needed to graduate with a degree in Political Science. Students will engage in a semester-long research project on aspects of current importance in the discipline. This will include topic selection, literature review, methodology, and extrapolation of Political Science theory. Secondly, students will organize work products retained from previous courses in a portfolio, which must be submitted and evaluated as part of this course. Using these work products as evidence, students will complete an integrative analysis of their competencies in Political Science. This analysis will thoughtfully describe how and what they have learned as a Political Science major.

Prerequisite(s): POLS 2400  and Senior standing as a Political Science major



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