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The United States Capitol Building

What is Political Science?

Political Science is 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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POSC 436W: Congressional Research Seminar

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

Political Science at Duquesne

Students in the Political Science Department at Duquesne University examine the relationships among individuals, groups, institutions, and governments.

Contact Information

Department of Political Science

503 College Hall 
Pittsburgh, PA 15282 
Phone: 412-396-6485 

Library Liaison

This guide was created by:
Leslie Lewis, MLIS

Former Reference & Instruction Librarian
Gumberg Library

Guide maintained by:
Michael Janakis, MLIS

Former PT Research & Instruction Librarian
Gumberg Library

Guide edited by:
Cathryn Miller, MLIS

Visiting Social Sciences Librarian 
Gumberg Library