Political science concerns itself with the study of government and politics at the local, state, national and international levels. It examines such important phenomena as power, political parties, voting and political behavior, international relations, bureaucratic administration and public policy.
Through political science courses at Laney College, students learn about the interaction of individuals and institutions within political systems. Students taking political science courses will have the opportunity to improve their analytical and critical thinking skills, as well as develop their research abilities.
With an understanding of the political system, and the role of people within that system, students will be able to identify the sources of political problems and the ways to make their communities a better place.