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Political Science

Political Science is an essential component of a community college education. You'll gain the tools to understand the complex world of politics. And, in the process, become a better citizen.

Political Science combines two disciplines. It's both a classical discipline and a more recently developed social science. When we say classical, we mean the study of Greek and Roman philosophy. As a developed social science, the study of politics includes many perspectives. It utilizes philosophy, history, and comparative analysis. Then, you'll use those perspectives to examine governments, political movements, policies, and politics. Your knowledge will enable you to know your values. With your values, you can take part in the political process in an informed way. You'll also learn to scrutinize both your own and other value systems.

A sound foundation in Political Science paves the way for many opportunities. This includes studies at a four-year institution. Or, graduate and professional schools (including law school). You can also go into other professional fields. Some fields include public service, nongovernmental employment, civic engagement, and political activism. These fields can be at the local, state, national, and international levels -- so many options!

Questions? Please contact Robert Hinkle, Area Coordinator for History/Political Science.

Robert R. Hinkle
Professor, History
Coordinator for History/Political Science
(859) 246-6333