News and Events
Join Dr. Jenny Biddle and her environmental policy students at Earth Day Wilmington, April 26th 12-6pm at Hugh McRae Park. Sponsored by the MPA program, this event will help raise awareness about water quality in North Carolina and the Cape Fear region.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Jeffrey Brudney: "Article by Brudney Among Esteemed Journal's 75 Most Influential"
Betty and Dan Cameron Family Distinguished Professor of Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector Dr. Jeffrey Brudney releases the full film "Beyond the Classroom: Learning to Lead," highlighting his class "Nonprofit Leadership Experience"
Cucalorus Film Festival
Building a Better Wilmington: Giving and Volunteering in the Port City was conceptualized and overseen by Dr. Jeffrey L. Brudney, Betty and Dan Cameron Family Distinguished Professor of Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). The film was produced by undergraduate and graduate students at UNCW. The film features interviews with individuals from many walks of life who are actively involved in enriching the Wilmington community. Volunteers from local nonprofit organizations, musicians, activists, and community leaders discuss topics such as the personal rewards of involvement, how to get involved, and the importance of giving and volunteering in Wilmington. The film aims to encourage student film making and to inspire participation in the community.
Student Learning Outcomes
Political Science Major
Students in the undergraduate major in Political Science are assessed across a number of UNCW learning outcomes. As a department, we emphasize the following:
- Foundational Knowledge: students will demonstrate substantive knowledge in the theories, and perspectives in political science and its major subfields, including: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, Methodology, and Public Administration.
- Critical Thinking, Inquiry, and Research: Students will demonstrate the ability to explore issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting them or formulating an opinion or conclusion. Students will also demonstrate the ability to explore issues or analyze puzzles in political science through the collection and analysis of evidence that informs their conclusions. Finally, students will demonstrate the ability to know when there is a need for information, and identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use information in order to assess a question in political science.
- Communication: students will demonstrate the ability to develop and express ideas in written and oral form in order to effectively disseminate data, information, and analysis to audiences.