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Re: Why should the BA in political science survive the competencies revolution?

Hi Drs. Lightcap and Everett:

I apologize that this response has been late, but I want to thank you for your interest in the topic. I appreciate your input, but would like to comment on a few points you have made. Please understand I am very much interested in, and concerned about, the future of Political Science as an academic and professional discipline.

Why should the BA in political science survive the competencies revolution?

Hi fellow listees:

I am working on a book about online classes and the move to competencies-based course programs such as is offered by SNHU (see info on their competency-based learning here). I am arguing that such programming will drive students away from political science and many social science degrees because we don't really do job competencies and when we do, they are secondary to the course focus.

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