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Political Science

Wellesley College

48 months
Duration
60424 USD/year
60424 USD/year
60424 USD/year
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About

The Political Science program at Wellesley College analyzes how power is defined, who does or should have power in society, how those with power use or ought to use it, how those with less power challenge the more powerful, and the effect of power on people's lives.

Overview

The Political Science program at Wellesley College explores a wide range of questions regarding the concepts and norms central to the study of power and politics (e.g. authority, domination, gender, freedom); the structure and operaions political institutions and processes (e.g. governments, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, elections); the complex factors involved in political and economic development; social movements and processes (e.g. women's movements, immigration, revolution); comparative political systems (e.g., democracy, authoritarianism); political trends and transformations in various regions (e.g., East Asia, South Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa); and analyses of current affairs in the many realms and contexts in which politics take place.

What is political science?

Political science is primarily concerned with questions about power: What is power? How is power gained and how is it lost? Who has power and who should have it? How is it organized? How is it used? How is it abused? Students who have majored in political science have gone on to work in a diverse array of fields, including journalism, the nonprofit sector, public service, government, law, political organizing, pre-collegiate and graduate education.

Programme Structure

Our courses explore a wide range of issues about politics including:
  • the concepts and norms central to power and politics (e.g., authority, domination, gender, freedom);
  • the structure and operations of law and institutions (e.g., the U.S. Supreme Court, United Nations, non-citizen organizations);
  • the influence of politics on economics and vice versa;
  • the historical, sociological and cultural factors involved in political development; social movements and processes (e.g., revolution, women's movements, immigration);
  • comparative political systems (e.g., democracy, communism); political trends and transformations in various regions (e.g. Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Latin America);
  • interactions among countries, international organizations, ngos, and other non-state actors in the global system;

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Your academic preparation as an applicant for admission to Wellesley should include:

  • training in writing
  • the interpretation of literature
  • mathematics
  • at least one laboratory science
  • other academic studies customary for university admission
  • fluency in all areas of the English language: reading, writing, and verbal skills.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 60424 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    60424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 60424 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    60424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 60424 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Wellesley

2644 - 5475 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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