Political science is the study of how people interact with each other to solve collective challenges, how they negotiate, bargain and, in a democracy, compromise with each other to settle conflict. Politics is the everyday life of the community and the institutions of that community that provide the means through which the processes of politics takes place. Everyone engages in politics in every facet of their life as a member of society.
Why study Political Science at Thomas More?
Political science is taught as part of a liberal arts tradition whereby students focus on the overarching questions of life and examine them within a political vocabulary and perspective. Students at Thomas More are broadly introduced to the field through a study of the theory and practice of politics in each of several sub fields, including American and world politics, public administration, and political philosophy. Thomas More students are introduced to political science as both an area of intensive scholarly study as well as a field for professional work.
What will I be doing?
Students will be studying the principle questions of the field in application to a variety of sub fields learning how politics plays out in relations between people, cultures, and organizations, and through experiential learning where they will gain valuable experiences and perspectives that contribute to their scholarly studies.