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Course Code: POLS698 Course ID: 3572 Credit Hours: 0 Level: Graduate
The comprehensive final examination is for students in the Master of Arts in Political Science program. The "Comprehensive Exam" is tailored specifically to each program and must be taken after students have completed 36 hours of study (i.e. during the semester following the final course) and must be successfully completed before the award of a degree. The purpose of this course is to provide students with a structured and self-paced review of key concepts, theories, and knowledge skill sets in the field of political science. Preparation for a comprehensive examination, however, is the student’s responsibility.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|03/30/20 - 09/04/20||09/07/20 - 11/01/20||Summer 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|04/27/20 - 10/02/20||10/05/20 - 11/29/20||Fall 2020 Session B||8 Week session|
|05/25/20 - 10/30/20||11/02/20 - 12/27/20||Fall 2020 Session I||8 Week session|
|06/29/20 - 12/04/20||12/07/20 - 01/31/21||Fall 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|07/27/20 - 01/01/21||01/04/21 - 02/28/21||Winter 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
There are three practice essays that are scored similarly to the way the exam will be scored. The instructor will provide feedback on how to complete and improve responses, including whether and how relevant political science literature has been incorporated into the response.
If the quality of the practice essays does not meet the threshold of passing, it is likely that the comprehensive exam will not reach the threshold to pass either.
The Comprehensive Exam has eight essay questions, from which the student will choose four to answer. It is a Pass/Fail exam. Results of fail, pass, and pass with distinction are based on the exam rubrics. The exam is proctored. https://www.apus.edu/proctor/select-proctor
|Book Title:||No books required. A study guide will be in the classroom, referring to past courses & their books.|
Not current for future courses.