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  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University catalog

Political Science


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Division of Politics, Administration and Justice Divsion Chair

Stacy Mallicoat

Political Science Program Coordinator

Sarah Hill

Division Office

University Hall 511
657-278-3521
hss.fullerton.edu/paj

Faculty

David Adams, Michelle Arsneault, Robert Castro, Pam Fiber-Ostrow, Sarah Hill, Meriem Hodge, Matthew Jarvis, Myungjung Kwon, Don Matthewson, Valerie O’Regan, Paul Peretz, Mark Redhead, Rob Robinson, Choudhury Shamim, Alexei Shevchenko, Scott Spitzer, Stephen Stambough, Samuel Stone, Yuan Ting, David Traven, Justin Tucker, Yan Xiao

Introduction

Political science is the study of people’s behavior as it relates to power and public organizations. The discipline is normally divided into six subfields: political philosophy, American politics, public administration, public law, comparative government and international politics.

A major in political science prepares students for law school, government employment at the local, state and national levels, foreign service, teaching, business, journalism, or leadership in civic and political activities.

Degree Descriptions

The Bachelor of Arts in Political Science is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the roles of institutional and non-institutional actors in politics and policy-making, both in the United States and cross-nationally. Specifically, the curriculum provides: opportunities for students to develop a knowledge and understanding of different theories and methods of studying politics; proficiency in the use of various tools of analysis, including research and data analysis techniques; the importance of interdisciplinary knowledge; the practice of politics through internships and other experiential programs; and the ability to communicate clearly, critically and intelligently about politics. A major in political science prepares students for law school, government employment on the local, state and national levels, foreign service, teaching, business, journalism, or leadership in civic and political activities.

The Master of Arts in Political Science is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the roles of institutional and non-institutional actors in politics and policy-making, both in the United States and cross-nationally. Specifically, the curriculum provides: opportunities for students to develop an understanding of and the ability to apply theories and methods of studying politics; experience in the use of various tools of analysis, including research and data analysis techniques; and the ability to communicate clearly, critically and intelligently about politics. A masters in political science prepares students for doctoral programs, law school, government employment on the local, state and national levels, foreign service, teaching at the introductory post-secondary level, business, journalism or leadership in civic and political activities.

Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Programs and Courses Offered

Programs

    Bachelor of ArtsMaster of ArtsNon-Degree

    Courses

      Political Science

      Courses are designated as POSC in the class schedule. POSC 100 or its equivalent is the prerequisite for all upper-division political science courses. Prerequisites may be waived only with consent of instructor.

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