Political Science

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Politics is the study of who gets what, when, and how through government or other instruments of power. Power can be exercised by individuals, interest groups, parties, nation-states, or international organizations.

Political science examines the theory and practice of politics by focusing on political behavior and values. Subfields include American government, public policy and administration, judicial politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political theory.

POLS 131-Introduction to American Government and Political Science fulfills Henry Ford Community College''s political science requirement for graduation, and fulfills general education outcome number one, American Society, Events, Institutions and Cultures.

Political Science courses at the 100 level or above fulfill the graduation requirement for Associate in Arts degrees, in Group III - Social Sciences.

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Social Science
Political Science


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