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  Political Science
Political science is the study of governments, public policies and political processes, systems, and political behavior.
Political scientists use both humanistic and scientific perspectives and tools and a variety of methodological approaches to examine the process, systems, and political dynamics of all countries and regions of the world.
Political science students can gain a versatile set of skills that can be applied in a wide range of exciting careers in federal, state and local governments; law; business; international organizations; nonprofit associations and organizations; campaign management and polling; journalism; precollegiate education; electoral politics; research, university and college teaching
www.adison.edu /political-science.htm   (143 words)

  MIT OpenCourseWare | Political Science
The Political Science Department was formally established in 1955, within what was then the Department of Economics and Social Science, as part of a broad effort to develop research and training at MIT in the social sciences.
The nucleus of a Political Science faculty had already been formed within the Center for International Studies, a pioneering, interdisciplinary research center working on American foreign policy and security issues, economic and political development in the Third World, Communist societies, and international communication.
Political Science became an independent department in 1965, offering an undergraduate major and a Master's degree, as well as the Ph.D. For more information, go to http://web.mit.edu/polisci/.
ocw.mit.edu /OcwWeb/Political-Science   (559 words)

  Political Science Majors
Correlate Sequence in American Politics: Political Science 140; three courses at the 200-level in the subfield of American politics; one additional related 200-level course (to be determined by the correlate sequence adviser and the student); and a 300-level graded course in the subfield of American politics.
Correlate Sequence in International Politics: Political Science 160; three courses at the 200-level in the subfield of international politics; one additional related 200-level course (to be determined by the correlate sequence adviser and the student); and a 300-level graded course in the subfield of international politics.
Correlate Sequence in Political Theory: Political Science 170; three courses at the 200-level in the subfield of political theory; one additional related 200-level course (to be determined by the correlate sequence adviser and the student); and a 300-level graded course in the subfield of political theory.
politicalscience.vassar.edu /majors.html   (1075 words)

  Political Science - MSN Encarta
Political scientists who undertake these comparisons are often motivated by the need to develop and test theories—for example, theories of why revolutions happen.
Political scientists interested in American politics often study the Congress of the United States, judicial politics, constitutional law, the presidency, state and local politics, voting and elections, and American political history.
Political theory involves the study of philosophical thought about politics from ancient Greece to the present; the interpretation and development of concepts such as freedom, democracy, human rights, justice, and power; the development of models for government, such as participatory democracy or constitutional systems; and the logic that political scientists use in their inquiries.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761569743_2/Political_Science.html   (804 words)

  Political science - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Political science is an academic and research 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.
The advent of political science as a university discipline is evidenced by the naming of university departments and chairs with the title of political science arising in the 1860s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Political_science   (1303 words)

 Cal State L.A. - Department of Political Science Main Page
Political Science is the study of politics, including political institutions, political behavior, and the making and implementation of public policy in settings varying from international to local.
It is both a science and an art, in the sense that the art of governing is central to political science, but the discipline has taken on many of the methods and characteristics of a science in the last three decades.
Political Science majors from Cal State LA have recently gone to graduate school at UC Santa Barbara and UC Riverside, as well as at Brown University, Claremont Graduate School, Florida State University, the University of Southern California (USC), Emory University in Atlanta, and the University of Texas at Austin.
www.calstatela.edu /dept/pol_sci   (1040 words)

 Political science - Internet-Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Accordingly, political scientists may study social institutions such as corporations, unions, churches, or other organizations whose structure and process approach that of government in complexity and interconnection.
Political science seeks both to advance positive theses, by analyzing the politics, and to advance normative theses, by making specific policy recommendations.
The study of political science is complicated by the frequent involvement of political scientists in the political process, since their teachings often provide the frameworks within which other commentators, such as journalists, special interest groups, politicians, and the electorate analyze issues and select options.
www.internet-encyclopedia.com /ie/p/po/political_science.html   (494 words)

 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Political science -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It involves the study of structure and process in government - or any equivalent system that assures safety, fairness, and closure across a broad range of risks and access to a broad range of commons for its human charges.
Political processes are often associated with the possibility or the prevention of violence.
One thing that complicates the study of political science is that political scientists are themselves part of the political process, since their teachings provide the frameworks within which other commentators, such as journalists, pressure-groups, politicians and the electorate select what they see as the most viable options.
www.kidsseek.com /encyclopedia-wiki/po/Political_science   (377 words)

 Political Science
Colloquium on the substance and structure of political science as a discipline; attention to the principal techniques of investigation, their strengths and limitations.
The symbiotic relationship between the media and politics is explored, along with the forces that drive news journalism and political coverage.
Prerequisite: Political Science 100 or 160 or consent of instructor.
www.beloit.edu /~academic/fields/majors/politicalscience_courses.php   (2010 words)

 Political Science
Political science is the study of political values, institutions, processes, and policies.
Political science deals with basic questions about power, authority, social values, and political manipulation—the ways that societies determine their collective priorities and attempt to bring them into being.
Political scientists examine the theory and practice of government and politics within the history of political ideas and philosophy, as well as in contemporary political practice.
www.lclark.edu /COLLEGE/DEPAR/POLI/index.html   (785 words)

 Political Science Fact Sheet
Political science is the study of politics, government and related topics.
The purpose of classes in political science is to provide students with knowledge to assist them in understanding how government and politics affect their everyday lives.
Political science students at NDSU may gain experience in this area by participating in internships in Fargo, Washington D.C., at the state capitol in Bismarck or by participating in the North Dakota Intercollegiate Student Legislature.
www.ndsu.edu /ndsu/academic/factsheets/ahss/polisci.shtml   (717 words)

 Political Science
Political science courses can be combined with courses in other areas such as criminal justice, environmental studies, or business to prepare for careers in both the public and private sector.
Political Science students are active in (and often lead) the student government, the campus organizations of both political parties, the NAACP, and service organizations.
Political ideas and values are addressed in their original historical context as well as independently of any particular historical or cultural limitations.
www.shsu.edu /catalog/pol.html   (3499 words)

 The American Political Science Association
Founded in 1903, the American Political Science Association is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 15,000 members in over 80 countries.
APSA returned to Chicago to explore "Political Science and Beyond." Over 6900 attendees took advantage of this extraordinary opportunity to meet with researchers, teachers, and scholars in political science and a variety of other disciplines.
APSA is developing a roster of political scientists who are willing to respond to media inquiries on their area of expertise.
www.apsanet.org   (345 words)

 "Working Your Degree:" Political science - Sep. 8, 2000
Enrollment in political science programs has enjoyed a healthy bump in recent years at colleges across the country, due in part to a growing awareness of the job opportunities available in the field.
By definition, political science is the study of government, political systems and public policy, as well the political behavior of individuals and groups.
Political science professionals fall into the social sciences category along with historians, economists, anthropologists and sociologists.
money.cnn.com /2000/09/08/career/q_degreepoliticalscience   (1433 words)

 Political Science - The New School for Social Research
Research interests of faculty and students include political theory in all its diversity, political institutions in comparative and historical perspective, democracy and its challenges, identities and politics, and the international dimensions of contemporary politics.
Political Science at The New School for Social Research takes a distinctive approach to the study of politics.
Faculty members are interested in how institutions shape political life, in the intersection between political and cultural processes, and in classical and current versions of political economy.
www.newschool.edu /gf/polsci/index.htm   (349 words)

 Thomson Nelson - Political Science Resource Centre
conservatism A political ideology generally characterized by a belief in individualism and minimal government intervention in the economy and society; also a belief in the virtue of the status quo and general acceptance of traditional morality.
political economy The study of the involvement by the state in the economy of the nation-state.
socialism A leftist political ideology that emphasizes the principle of equality and usually prescribes a large role for government to intervene in society and the economy via taxation, regulation, redistribution, and public ownership.
polisci.nelson.com /glossary.html   (4965 words)

 Political Science
Political science, broadly conceived, is the study of governments and other political actors, including their origins and foundations, interactions with groups and individuals, and interactions with nations.
Political Economy and Political Communication: The department also offers political economy and political communication options, specialized programs of study that combine political science and economics or political science and communications.
Political methodology, international law, public administration, urban politics, political psychology, ethnicity and nationality, philosophy of social science, and language policy are examples of recent non-designated fields.
www.washington.edu /students/gencat/academic/political_sci.html   (2280 words)

 Political Science
Although political scientists are prone to debate and disagreement, the majority view the discipline as a genuine science.
As a result, political scientists generally strive to emulate the objectivity as well as the conceptual and methodological rigor typically associated with the so-called "hard" sciences (e.g., biology, chemistry, and physics).
Since political scientists construct and assess theories in accordance with the principles of the scientific method, writing in the field conveys the rigor, objectivity, and logical consistency that characterize this method.
www.unc.edu /depts/wcweb/handouts/polisci.html   (2679 words)

 Ph.D. & M.A. Program in Political Science
Its essential function is to educate professional political scientists, capable of independent research and qualified for careers in academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and the private sector.
Although the Ph.D./M.A. Program in Political Science features a diversity of approaches, all students are expected both to specialize in and to develop an understanding of the discipline as a whole.
The CUNY Graduate Center's Political Science Program has been found to be in the "Top 20" in a new, nation-wide, study of political science doctoral programs.
web.gc.cuny.edu /politicalscience   (164 words)

 San Bernardino Valley College - Department - Academic - Political Science
The Department of Political Science offers courses which satisfy general education requirements for students who wish to graduate with an Associate of Arts degree and/or transfer to four year institutions in pursuit of a baccalaureate degree.
Political science courses satisfy the California State government and institutions requirement for the baccalaureate degree.
Political science provides useful preparation for students interested in careers in politics or government service, teaching, law enforcement, and the legal professions.
www.valleycollege.edu /Department/Academic/Political_Science/index.php   (162 words)

 TU - CLA - Political Science
The Department of Political Science is a core department of the College of Liberal Arts of Towson University.
The department educates students to develop political knowledge and skills that will prepare them for further study in graduate or professional education or that will prepare them to enter the world of domestic or international public service or business.
The students who study in the department’s programs will be recognized for their understanding of politics, their ability to examine political phenomena critically, their ability to communicate political ideas effectively, and their commitment to the public political process.
www.towson.edu /polsci   (374 words)

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 Political Science at Brown University
Political Science is the systematic study of how political values, both positive and negative, are allocated among individuals, groups, socio-economic classes, regions, and nation-states.
Brown’s Political Science faculty includes a wide range of nationally and internationally recognized scholars covering diverse approaches to the discipline across the four major subfields: political theory, comparative politics, American politics and public policy, and international politics.
The Department of Political Science awarded 84 Bachelor of Arts degrees (15 with Honors), 6 Masters degrees, and 1 Doctor of Philosophy degree.
www.brown.edu /Departments/Political_Science   (195 words)

 Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources: politics government elections around the world
Political Science Resources is your gateway to most significant resources relevant to the study of politics and government.
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