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  Political science - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Political science is a social science discipline that deals with the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior.
Political science, as one of the social sciences, uses methods and techniques that relate to the kinds of inquiries sought: primary sources such as historical documents and official records, secondary sources such as scholarly journal articles, survey research, statistical analysis, and model building.
Integrating political studies of the past into a unified discipline is an ongoing project, and the history of political science has provided a rich field for the growth of both normative and positive political science, with each part of the discipline sharing some historical predecessors.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Political_science   (1680 words)

 History of political science - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While the study of politics is first found in the Western tradition in Ancient Greece, political science is a late arrival in terms of social sciences.<<--Why we are not mentioning Chanakya here and why in brackes western tradition.
The antecedents of politics trace their roots back even earlier than Plato and Aristotle, particularly in the works of Homer, Hesiod, Thucydides, Plato, Xenophon, and Euripides.
The advent of political science as a university discipline In the United States is evidenced by the naming of university departments and chairs with the title of political science shortly before the Civl War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_political_science   (681 words)

 Politics article - Politics decision-making Political science History politics biological - What-Means.com
Politics is the process and conduct of decision-making for groups.
Political science is the study of political behavior and examines the acquisition and application of power, i.e.
Karl Marx argued that this process of political progress will not be complete until classes no longer exist and every person is the master of his own fate.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Politics   (1007 words)

 Department of Political Science
Political Science was first taught at Wellesley in 1883-84, making us one of the first colleges in the country to offer this new discipline.
Four years later, history and economics were separated, with political science continuing in the Department of History.
This focus, which began early in the department's history, and was particularly emphasized by Alona Evans in her enormously successful "Law and the Administration of Justice" course, has been significantly responsible for the many Wellesley students who have gone on to law school and to a legal career in recent years.
www.wellesley.edu /Polisci/history.html   (752 words)

 History & Political Science
History majors may elect the optional concentration in public history, and majors in both fields who are interested in careers in the law may elect the optional pre-law concentrations.
History and political science majors may be required to complete a comprehensive departmental examination demonstrating academic proficiency in major subjects.
The optional public history concentration requires completion of HIST 100 or 110 (whichever is not selected for General Education), HIST 221 and 222, and 55 credits in upper-level courses, including 31 hours in history, 9 in archeology/anthropology, 9 in art, and 6 in political science.
www.longwood.edu /catalog/2000/history.htm   (1645 words)

 Bluffton University - history and political science courses
There are three possible minors in history and political science in the separate areas of history, political science and international studies.
History majors may have a minor in political science and/or international studies, provided the guidelines outlined above are adhered to.
This is an introductory course in comparative politics, designed to introduce the student to the systematic study of nations and their political systems and to provide a solid base of information about political systems of selected countries.
www.bluffton.edu /catalog/courses/his   (1820 words)

 DWU - Department of History and Political Science
History is a way of thinking, for in reflecting on the past and exploring historical problems, we deepen our understanding of the human condition.
In addition to perfecting their analytical and writing skills, students trained in history are prepared for careers as high school educators, college professors, lawyers, government servants, museum curators and archivists, government historians, public historians, and military historians.
Political science is the study of human behavior as it relates to government and politics.
www.dwu.edu /history   (467 words)

 Department of History and Political Science -- WTAMU 1999-2000 Course Catalog
History, geography or political science may also be selected as a second teaching field with other certification majors.
Economic and political crisis in Europe caused by the Thirty Years War; decline of Spain and emergence of France in the absolutist state of Louis XIV; new ideas in science and philosophy; overseas expansion and colonization; eventual collapse of the Old Regime in France.
History of sub-Saharan Africa from the middle of the 19th century to the present.
www.wtamu.edu /academic/catalog/99-00/undergrad/ess/hps.htm   (3516 words)

 History & Political Science -- Political Science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Political science has been defined as the study of "who gets what, when, and how." It involves the study of government and public policy, as well as the study of the behavior of individuals and groups in the pursuit of their interests.
Political science helps to prepare students for careers in law; local, state, and national government service; interest groups and organizations; business; political campaigns; journalism, and teaching.
In addition, the political science program is designed to inform students' interest in politics, to develop a deeper and fuller understanding of the political processes, in short, to provide a solid conceptual foundation that can be built upon in their later lives as citizens.
www.francis.edu /PoliSci/PoliSciHome.shtml   (278 words)

 History and Political Science Faculty and Staff
Her research focuses on the social, religious, and political history of France from the 17th to the 19th century.
His professional and research interests are in the areas of American Constitutionalism, history of political thought, and political journalism.
His research and teaching interest is on U.S. political history for the period since 1928, with particular focus on the Roosevelt-Truman and Kennedy-Johnson administrations.
www.lvc.edu /history/staff.aspx   (635 words)

 DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
History 121-122 (or History 121H-122H) and History 201-202 are prerequisites to the major which consists of History 301 and 18 additional hours of upper division (300-400) courses divided between two areas of study: a) Amer ican History and b) European or Asian History.
Political Science 210-220 are prerequisites to the minor which consists of 12 hours of upper division courses.
Political Science 210-220 are prerequisites to a minor in Paralegal Studies which consists of Political Science 390, 391, 392, 393, and 451.
www.utm.edu /admin/catalog96/a&sh-ps.htm   (1161 words)

 History and Political Science
The Social Science major at the University of St. Francis is a broad program that equips students with the content they need to teach history, government, geography, economics, and other subjects at the secondary level.
For example, students may investigate fairy tales from an anthropological perspective, discern the impact of geography on the development of civilization, or zero in on the economic causes of the American Revolution, but the focus is people — with their lifestyles and ideas, their hopes and dreams, and their accomplishments.
Social science majors are required to have 6 credit hours of foreign language which are not included in the 46 required hours in history and the social sciences.
www.stfrancis.edu /hi/smajor.htm   (610 words)

 College Majors and Careers - History & Political Science
History is the study and research of major social, political, cultural, and economic events of the past, and provides a perspective on events that have shaped the contemporary world.
The political science major is designed to expose students to the philosophical and practical problems of political organization, action, and governance and to encourage critical thinking about the nature of citizenship, rights, and duties in the modern world.
History and political science graduates work in a wide variety of areas including business, law, politics, social service, and education.
careerservices.rutgers.edu /Mhistory.html   (308 words)

 Catalog | History and political science department - Courses at Goshen College
All history majors are encouraged to acquire proficiency in a foreign language equal to the intermediate (202) level.
History of the world from the agricultural revolution to European expansion, concentrating on the establishment and interaction of classical traditions in the non-western world.
History of the world from European expansion to the present, with an emphasis on understanding the foundations of a global society.
www.goshen.edu /catalog/Hist-Posc   (1920 words)

 Manchester College History and Political Science Department Political Science Program
The Department of History and Political Science is one of the oldest and most prestigious programs at Manchester College, housing the College's rigorous history and political science majors, as well as its demanding Mock Trial and Model United Nations organizations.
Our political science program provides a systematic study of politics, that is, of collective decision-making and the interactions between power and interest.
Political scientists seek to explain human behavior by focusing on people's preferences, resources, and interests; on institutional rules and norms; and on socio-economic conditions.
www.manchester.edu /Academics/Departments/HPS/psprogram/psprogram.html   (337 words)

 History and Political Science Department
Alumni who majored in history pursue a wide variety of careers, because the skills developed in a history major are skills needed in many vocations.
Qualified majors in political science are encouraged to combine theory with political practice in an internship experience at the local, state, national or international level of government.
The skills developed in the study of political science -- critical thought, analysis, interviewing, research, writing, oral presentation, statistics and methodology -- combined with the accumulated substantive knowledge of the discipline have value in themselves.
campus.houghton.edu /orgs/history/dept_hist_poli.html   (1205 words)

 School of History, Philosophy & Political Science
It is the role of the history department at UNC to offer a series of courses that address the significant events in the human past for the purpose of liberally educating students from all areas of the University.
A well-rounded curriculum of American and world history courses is provided in which students are encouraged to be critical and analytical in thought as well as to be incisive and cogent in their writing.
A graduate with a bachelor's degree in history and who receives departmental endorsement in the social studies licensure area is qualified to teach in the secondary schools and to pursue graduate study in history.
catalog.unco.edu /2005-06HTML/2005-2006-03-07.html   (513 words)

 History Courses - Department of History and Political Science - Caldwell College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
An examination of the political, social, and cultural forces that shaped North America from the pre-Columbian period to the ratification of the United States Constitution in 1789.
Surveys the chief events of Irish history from the 17th century until the present, with special emphasis on the traditional Irish scene and the impact of English occupation upon it.
Traces the historical and political development of the Middle East from the 7th century to the present, with special attention paid to the role of religion in shaping the politics and culture of the region.
www.caldwell.edu /academics/history/courses.htm   (1928 words)

 DU - History, Political Science, & Geography Cours
Exploration into the history and social, political and cultural significance of slavery and the slave trade in various societies and cultures; from slavery in the ancient world to transatlantic slave trade to slavery and its legacy in the modern era.
A study of the role of women as political actors, policy issues affecting women and the role of gender in shaping political attitudes and perceptions; a comparative perspective of women's status in western and non-western societies.
An in-depth examination of the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict, tracing its historical, political, cultural and religious democracy.
www.drury.edu /multinl/story.cfm?ID=1417&NLID=140   (1908 words)

 History and Political Science Faculty - Shorter College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
He is the advisor for history and political science majors, students pursuing secondary teacher certification in history and the social sciences, and is a pre-law advisor.
He is currently working on a study of the influence of modern science upon the development of business management practices in the modern period.
Ogunsuyi is the faculty adviser to Eta Pi Sigma, the History and Political Science Association at Shorter College and hopes to develop a model United Nations program as well as promote greater students' involvement in on- and off- campus conferences and workshops.
www.shorter.edu /academics/ac_schools_bios_hist.asp   (464 words)

 Political Science - Department of History and Political Science - Azusa Pacific University
Political science is concerned with the knowledge that is needed by citizens and government officials.
The political science major prepares students to take an informed, intelligent, and leading role in the affairs of their community, country, and world.
In addition to classroom, research, and seminar experiences, students are encouraged to become directly involved in politics through internship experiences on the local, state, or national level.
www.apu.edu /clas/historypolisci/politicalscience   (367 words)

 Marietta College: History, Philosophy, Political Science and Religion
The History program at Marietta is designed to instill in students a thorough background in the liberal arts, to prepare them for many possible careers, and to lay the foundation for a rich and rewarding life.
Political Science is the study of political behavior and the groups and institutions through which power is exercised.
Marietta's chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, recognizes students for outstanding achievement in political science.
www.marietta.edu /~hist   (441 words)

 History Department | University of Indianapolis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The goal of the Department of History and Political Science is to assist all students in developing historical consciousness and perspective, a mature judgement on current and timeless issues, and an overall cultural literacy.
In the History and Political Science department, our goal is to produce graduates who are culturally literate, with a broad base of knowledge about history, society, law, politics, and culture - past, present, and future.
The Forum was established by the Department of History and Political Science to provide regular opportunities for members of the University and wider communities to meet and share programs and activities of historical and contemporary interest.
history.uindy.edu   (251 words)

 CBU - History and Political Science: Course Descriptions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
An introduction to the political, economic, social and cultural histories of Asia, the Middle East, Africa and pre-Columbian Central and South America to 1500.
An examination of European political, social, economic and intellectual history from the religious wars of the 16th century to the French Revolution.
A study of the political, economic, social and intellectual history of 19th century Imperial Russia, the Soviet Union and Post-Soviet Russia.
www.cbu.edu /arts/history/courses.html   (1298 words)

The political science program is designed to serve students who wish to prepare for graduate study leading toward teaching and research at the collegiate level or to careers requiring advanced study; for careers in federal, state, and local government, including municipal and private planning agencies; and for teaching social studies in the high schools.
Programs in political science are also appropriate to preprofessional preparation for law.
Students with majors in history or political science and those who choose history or social science as a teaching field for education certification are required to take exit examinations for graduation.
www.una.edu /catalog/2002_2003/artsandsciences/history.htm   (650 words)

 Department of History and Political Science - Azusa Pacific University
This department offers majors in history, political science, and social science.
Within the political science major are four optional concentrations: ethics and politics, international relations, American politics, and prelaw.
All courses offered in the department are within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and designed to contribute to a Christian liberal arts education.
www.apu.edu /clas/historypolisci   (233 words)

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