Political Science is concerned with the study of politics in many settings. It is particularly useful to students who wish to go on to government service, law, diplomacy, and higher education. Central to the discipline is knowledge of the government and politics of nations and their sub-units; political philosophy, both classical and modern; international and comparative studies; public organization and politics. Basic knowledge of cognate fields and methodologies is also important. Within general guidelines, however, students have considerable flexibility in planning their studies; some concentrate particularly on the politics of the United States, while others develop an interest in areas such as Latin America, Europe or Africa, and create their own interdisciplinary programs.
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