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POSC 436W: Congressional Research Seminar

This presentation was delivered by Leslie Lewis, MLIS to the POSC 436W: Congressional Research Seminar in the Fall, 2013.

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Leslie Lewis, MLIS

Former Reference & Instruction Librarian
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Michael Janakis, MLIS

Former PT Research & Instruction Librarian
Gumberg Library

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Cathryn Miller, MLIS

Visiting Social Sciences Librarian 
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The United States Capitol Building


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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Political Science at Duquesne

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.

DU Policy Center

Duquesne University's Policy Center offers an interdisciplinary approach brings political science and sociology faculty together to study policy from different but integrated perspectives.

Contact Information

Department of Political Science

503 College Hall 
Pittsburgh, PA 15282 
Email: politicalscience@duq.edu 
Phone: 412-396-6485