Political science, also called government, is a social science which deals with systems of governance, and the analysis of political activities, political thoughts and political behavior. It deals extensively with the theory and practice of politics which is commonly thought of as determining the distribution of power and resources. Political scientists “see themselves engaged in revealing the relationships underlying political events and conditions, and from these revelations they attempt to construct general principles about the way the world of politics works.
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Program Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this program, you will be able to:
- Synthesize the fundamental political processes, institutions, actors, and ideas.
- Evaluate significant political events and historical figures.
- Explain how factors such as religion, race, gender, ethnicity, class, or region influence political narratives.
- Communicate political arguments in oral or written forms.
- Explain how one’s political participation impacts the political process.
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