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History, Philosophy and Political Science Department

Political Science

Political Science is a discipline within the Social Sciences. The four subfields are U.S. politics, comparative politics, international relations and political theory.

Political Scientists study the meaning, creation and functioning of law as well as “government” in general.  We have a variety of courses in the subfield of U.S Politics.  In political theory, political scientist study political ideas, such as freedom, democracy and freedom.  In international relations, political science examine how nation make war, peace and treaties. In comparative politics political scientists compare different political system, for example, comparing legislatures in Germany and England, or looking at one country as a “case study.”

Students who major in political science go onto a variety of jobs.  Many pursue a law degree, or go into government. Like any liberal arts degree, political prepares students for the workforce through the development of a variety of skills, such as, reading 

Political Science Coordinator:

Please consider enrolling in the Political Science Concentration.

Liberal Arts - Political Science Concentration, A.A.

If you have questions, please contact the Political Science Coordinator, Jamie Aroosi

comprehension, oral presentation, critical thinking, writing, and various other.

Students interested in an overview of the subfields could take introductory courses:  
Political Science 50 (political theory),
Political Science 51 (Introduction to U.S. Government),
Political Science 52 (Comparative Government), 
Political Science 59 (International ReIations).

Students interested in national politics could take
Political Science 51,
followed by Political Science 54 (U.S Presidency)
and Political Science 55 (Political Parties)

Students interested in state, local and city politics
could take Political Science 51,
followed by Political Science 53 (State and Local Government)
and Political Science 65 (City Politics).

Students interested in legal questions could take
Political Science 51,
followed by Political Science 65 (Civil Rights and Liberties).