*Political Science Mixer: Thursday, September 28, 2017
- AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS - The study of the origin and development of the American political system, the provisions
and purposes of the American Constitution, the structure and functions of American
Government at every level.
- COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT - The structure and methods of operation of foreign governments and a comparison
of the similarities and differences of various forms of government.
- INTERNATIONAL LAW AND RELATIONS - Political scientists in this area are concerned with the complex of rules and methods
which nations have developed for dealing with each other - international law, diplomacy
and agreements, and international organizations, conferences and congresses.
- POLITICAL PARTIES AND PUBLIC OPINION - Political scientists in this field study the nature and methods of political parties
and pressure groups. They analyze the internal structure, operation and ideologies.
They conduct public opinion surveys, analyze propaganda and study the various channels
of public communication - including radio, television, newspapers, and magazines.
- PUBLIC LAW - This specialty is concerned with the relationship between the fundamental powers
of government and the rights of citizens. At the undergraduate level, public law is
concerned with significant cases pleaded before the U.S. Supreme Court, with the structure
and function of our dual court system and the behavior of their personnel, and with
the politics of justice at the local, state and national levels.
- POLITICAL THEORY - The political scientists who teach and write in this field deal with the historical
development of the national state, the justification for and limit of governmental
power, and the relation of the state to other social groups and to individuals. They
also formulate laws which describe the underlying principles of politics and government
- LEGISLATURE AND LEGISLATION - This specialty deals with the structure and operations of law-making bodies and
the analysis of laws proposed or enacted.
- PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION - Emphasis is placed upon the organization and administration of government programs.
Particular attention is focused on personnel, public finance, organization and management,
planning, administrative theory and law at the national, state and local levels of
government. Includes the interrelationship of all levels of government toward solutions
to major public economic and social problems.