Politics was an Ancient Greek idea, and they also provided the basis for the modern word we use today - it derives from 'politikos', meaning 'of, for, or relating to citizens'.
Today, politics is the process of gaining and exerting governance - organised control over a state or local community. Studying politics involves looking at how that power is handled, and where the power lies.
Political theory is also vital. Without theory we would not know many of the crucial elements of our own society. Students consider key questions like the nature of freedom and the strengths and limitations of democracy.
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Common Degree/Major Names
Global Sustainable Development
History and Politics of the Americas
Attention to Detail
Speaking (Verbal Communication)
Staying Motivated / Working Hard
Staying Positive (Resilience)