Political science is the systematic study of politics. This involves the
examination of the organization and operations of government, the
political organizations (such as political parties and pressure groups)
that seek to influence the making of political decisions, and the
variety of social activities and interactions that affect the nature of
politics in a community. It also involves discussion of different
perspectives about how political life should be organized and how
societies should be governed.
The study of political science is
of direct relevance for those interested in careers in such areas as
public administration, public policy analysis, law, and journalism. An
understanding of politics is also considered to be an essential part of a
well-rounded education and will be useful in any endeavor-whether in
business, government, or voluntary activity. Our lives are affected in
many ways by the actions of governments, and as citizens we have the
opportunity and responsibility to participate in politics to pursue
what's good for our community, country, and the world.
For a complete list of political science courses offered at Grenfell Campus please visit the Memorial University of Newfoundland calendar.