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    Come join one of our 3 credit hour Special Topics classes for the January 2017 Intersessions - PLSC 400V. Section 001-Politics on Film, Section 002-Syria's Conflict/Rise of ISIS, Section 003-Campaign Finance/'16 Presidential Election.

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    Get your MA in Political Science with IR Specialization! Contact Dr. Dowe at pkford@uark.edu for more information. IR students will take: Politics of East Asia, Latin America and the Middle East; Creating Democracies; Chinese Foreign Policy; Comparative Political Analysis; Political Economy of East Asia; and History.

    What is the Senior Writing Requirement? What do I have to do to complete it? The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Science requires all students to submit an acceptable research/analytic paper (or papers) to their department in order to receive their degree. You are urged to consult with a faculty member about your Senior Writing Requirement paper no later than the first semester of your senior year.

    Areas of Study

    American Politics

    AMERICAN POLITICS

    American Politics examines the structure and dynamics of mass behavior, public opinion and governmental institutions. It further looks at their interrelationships and their role in the political and policy process. Specifically, it studies national government institutions such as the presidency, Congress, the bureaucracy, courts, subnational governments and the federal system. Organizations such as parties, interest groups and social movements are also part of this field. Specific attention is directed to the political behavior of parties, interest groups and social movements and their influence on these institutions and public policy.

    PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

    PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

    Public administration, and especially the Masters of Public Administration (M.P.A.), prepares people who pursue public service careers. These degree programs develop the skills and techniques used by leaders and managers to implement policies, projects, and programs that resolve important societal problems while addressing organizational, human resource, and budgetary challenges. Graduates work in a wide variety of public service fields and in all levels of government (federal, state, local, and regional), in nonprofits, as well as in the international arena, and in the private sector.

     
     
    COMPARATIVE POLITICS

    COMPARATIVE POLITICS

    Comparative politics focuses on some of the same issues as International Relations, but tends to examine them more within regional contexts. Typically, faculty will focus on Asia, western or eastern Europe, Latin America, or the Middle East. 

     
    COMPARATIVE POLITICS

    INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

    This area of of study focuses on international affairs, broadly conceived. International relations students examine foreign affairs as well as relations among state and non-state factors in the international system. The discipline draws from economics, law, organizational studies and other fields.