This presentation was delivered by Leslie Lewis, MLIS to the POSC 436W: Congressional Research Seminar in the Fall, 2013.
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What is Political Science?
The study of government and political behavior, processes and institutions. Government and politics have been studied since the time of the ancient Greeks. However,with the general systematization of the social sciences in the late 1800's and early 1900's, political science emerged as a separate definable area of study within academia. Political science is commonly divided into a number of subfields such as political theory, American politics, comparative politics, international relations and public policy..
From The Columbia Encyclopedia.
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Students in the Political Science Program at Duquesne University examine the relationships among individuals, groups, institutions, and governments to address the perennial quest for justice, liberty, and the good life that is at the heart of politics.