What is Political Science?
Political science is a social science discipline that studies the states, governments, public policies, political behavior, political processes, and political systems. There are many offshoots of political science such as comparative politics, political economy, political ideology, political philosophy, and political theory. In addition, there are many areas of specialization in the study of political science, such as state and local politics, international relations, American political science, etc.
Why Study Political Science?
Political science is a very old discipline going back at least to Aristotle who called it the “queen of the sciences”. As a field of study, political science has undergone many changes and today it employs highly scientific methods for understanding human behavior, political systems, and world events. Someone who has earned a political science degree has developed and honed her reasoning and analytical skills, her independent thinking skills, her problem-solving skills, her research and evaluation skills, and her written and oral communication skills. The person with a political science degree is also a more informed citizen, is better able to absorb and synthesize information on current events, and is better prepared to participate in the political arena and the community in general.
Majoring Political Science
The typical person drawn towards the study of political science is someone that likes to strategize and organize, has strong leadership skills, is outgoing, and enjoys public speaking. People drawn towards the study of political science also tend to take an active interest in how local, national, and international governments, function and interact, as well as enjoy becoming involved in political movements and community programs.
While the Political Science Department in every institution will have different requirements, a political science major can expect to take classes on political research and analysis, world politics, contemporary political ideologies, gender politics, and politics and elections, just to name a few.
Careers in Political Science
Political science jobs run the gamut from attorney, criminologist, economist, editor, and financial consultant, to investigator, journalist, librarian, politician, publisher, researcher and more. With a political science degree there are opportunities for employment in state and local government, educations, business, public service, law, etc. Specifically in the political arena, many political science majors choose to pursue employment at international organizations, working on political campaigns, or working for special interest groups or lobbying organizations.
Recently published Political Science essays
A brief review of the literature on Danish resistance groups during World War Two, with a specific focus on the October rescue of Danish Jewry.# 154231 | 831 words | 3 sources | 2013 |$19.95 Add to cart
A comparison and contrast of the modern development of Mumbai and Shanghai.# 154206 | 3,111 words | 23 sources | 2015 |$59.95 Add to cart
An in-depth analysis of how China's political and economic processes have impacted the current state of shikumen houses.# 154197 | 2,849 words | 28 sources | 2015 |$59.95 Add to cart
A discussion on explosives in the civilian world.# 154196 | 1,316 words | 12 sources | 2015 |$29.95 Add to cart
A review of "The Three Faces of Chinese Power: Might, Money, and Minds" by David Lampton.# 154170 | 1,243 words | 0 sources | 2009 |$29.95 Add to cart
An analysis of Mohammad Kheirkah's photo "Muslim Pilgrims in Mecca for Hajj" in the discussion on our moral right to privacy.# 154151 | 1,611 words | 5 sources | 2003 |$39.95 Add to cart
A brief discussion on health disparities and bio medicalization.# 154115 | 713 words | 4 sources | 2014 |$19.95 Add to cart
A persuasive discussion on the abuse of migrant workers.# 154101 | 2,514 words | 8 sources | 2014 |$59.95 Add to cart
An analysis of the political cartoons "Something Lacking" by Charles L. Bartholomew and "Uncle Sam Watches over Cuba and the Philippines" by Grant Hamilton.# 154069 | 1,822 words | 7 sources | 2014 |$39.95 Add to cart
An analysis of Mohsin Hamid's "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" and Joseph O'Neill's "Netherland".# 154057 | 4,045 words | 8 sources | 2014 |$69.95 Add to cart