Academic Standards and Requirements

History Majors

Goals of the Program

To develop an historic consciousness through the study of human experience

To encourage an appreciation of both the common human condition and the unique characteristics of societal developments throughout the ages

To explore the intellectual, artistic and literary contributions of past and contemporary societies and promote an understanding of other peoples and cultures

To develop the power of analysis and interpretation of historical problems and perspectives

Objectives: Students will:

Possess a basic understanding of the past, its relationship to the present and its implications for the future

Gain an awareness of both the commonality as well as the diversity of human experience

Have heightened respect and appreciation of other peoples and cultures

Develop their powers of critical thinking and analysis

Improve their written, oral, and research skills

General Education Requirements:

All History courses fulfill the general education requirement with the exception of HIS 460 (internship), HIS 470 (independent study), and HIS 490 (senior seminar).

Education Program Requirements:
All Social Studies Adolescence program majors are required to take the Content Specialty Review Course in Social Studies offered by Molloy's department of Continuing Education upon completion of all or most Social Studies content areas coursework.

Academic Standards and Requirements
Political Science Majors

Goals of the Program

To acquire a knowledge and understanding of government and politics and their impact on the individual and society

To analyze the various models of government and the strengths and weaknesses of these political systems

To understand the dynamics of relations among nations, the forces of both integration and fragmentation in the global community

To examine the foundations and function of the American political system and the democratic principles of freedom, individual liberty and equality

To learn the responsibilities and duties of citizenship in a free society

To explore avenues for the promotion of domestic and international peace and justice

Objectives: Students will:

Understand the ideological foundation, the structure and functions of various political systems and their relationship to the individual and the society

Be able to evaluate the positive and negative feature of comparative governments, including the U.S. government

Appreciate the current challenges facing the international community, the institutions for the peaceful resolution of conflicts and the factors which contribute to rational and irrational behavior among nations

Become interested, informed and active citizens

Develop their critical and analytical skills, as well as their oral, written and research skills

General Education Requirements:

All Political Science courses fulfill the general education requirement with the exception of POL 450/451 (internships), POL 470 (independent study) and POL 490 (senior seminar).

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