3.0 / Lower
The UExcel examination in Political Science measures knowledge and understanding of the material typically taught in a one-semester, three-credit, lower-level course in political science. The content of the examination corresponds with introductory course offerings such as introduction to political science, comparative law, and international relations. It tests for a knowledge of facts and terminology, an understanding of concepts and theories, and the student’s ability to apply this knowledge and understanding in an analysis of politics, government, and world affairs. (Multiple-choice examination)
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