Political Science is a discipline that focuses on the nature of “power” – whether this power is held by an individual or a group, elected officials or monarchs, government agencies or protestors.
Political Science inquiry critically examines the structures and functions of governments, elections, political parties, interest groups, social movements and more. Political Scientists study both the process of politics and public policies enacted by governments; they compare across the world, and look at the same questions in the smallest hamlet. While modern Political Science is only about 100 years old, philosophers and academics have studied these questions for millennia. Plato, arguably, was the “first” Political Scientist when he pondered the nature of justice almost 5,000 years ago. Contemporary Political Science in the United States is divided into several subfields: Political Theory, Comparative Politics, International Relations, American Government and Politics, Public Policy and Public Administration, and Public Law.
Political Science is grounded in the study of the traditional liberal arts. The traditional liberal arts are not focused on preparing individuals for a particular profession, but focus preparing students to think critically, to express themselves effectively orally and in writing, to examine their own lives in terms of their own ethical principles and contribute meaningfully to society as citizens.
Winthrop University provides personalized and challenging undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education programs of national caliber within a context dedicated to public service to the nation and to the State of South Carolina. Winthrop's longtime commitment to be among the very best institutions of its kind in the nation continually guides the mission of the university.
- State and Local Government
- The National Executive
- American Parties and Practical Politics
- The Judiciary
- Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
- Public Opinion and Political Participation
- Women and Politics in the U S
- Politics of the American South
- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Undergraduate applicants (beginning freshmen and transfers) must submit official transcripts, mark sheets and examination certificates in their native language for all secondary and/or postsecondary coursework, along with certified, literal (exact) English translations for documents not originally issued in English.
- Official and original results of any standardized tests, such as SAT and ACT examinations
- Official documentation of English proficiency (see specific English language requirements below).
- A non-refundable application fee of U.S. $60 must accompany the application.
- A clear photocopy of identity page of passport (to ensure correct spelling of applicant's name and verification of birthdate).
International29636 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14818 USD per semester during 48 months.
National29636 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14818 USD per semester during 48 months.
In-State15306 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7653 USD per semester during 48 months.
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