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IPP - Course Objectives

Academic Learning Objectives:

Upon graduation, students will have been trained to:

  • Develop and apply biblical principles and a Christian worldview to the study and practice of government.
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the relevant, competing political philosophies and theories that currently guide and have historically guided the political world.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the policymaking process.
  • Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of international relations, comparative political systems, U.S. foreign policy, and international economic systems.
  • Develop and apply effective research and writing skills to the study and practice of government, politics, policy and economics.
  • Develop and demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
  • Be an astute, informed, and active citizen at all levels of government and non-profit service.
  • Be able to assimilate smoothly into the political, policy, or governmental workplace.