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This course introduces students to how political scientists conduct inquiry into political questions and how they write about the results of their investigations for various kinds of audiences. Students will learn the basics of quantitative and qualitative research methods in political science, will learn how to use the library and other available sources of information, and will produce the various kinds of writings by which political scientists communicate their findings to the public, to other scholars, and to political and governmental actors.

Prerequisite(s): PSCI 1100 or PSCI 1000 preferred. ENGL 1150 required and ENGL 1160 recommended.

Distribution: Writing in the Discipline Single Course

Political Science, MS

The Department of Political Science's vision is to provide quality research, teaching, and service for our students, community, and academic field in order to produce qualified individuals and advanced knowledge to benefit communities regionally, nationally, and internationally.  UNO is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a doctoral and research institution.  We value diversity among faculty, staff, and students and recognize its essential contribution to campus culture and development of knowledge.  The Master of Science in political science offers a broad foundation in the discipline with a high degree of interdisciplinary collaboration, if desired.  Some students enter the program with the intention of continuing on with their PhD, while others use the program to prepare themselves as practitioners in the fields of education, government, intelligence, law, journalism, non-profit, or lobbying.  Students can earn the degree completely on-line, on-campus, or blended (on-line/on-campus). 

Political Science

A major in political science prepares students for a rich and rewarding career. Political science graduates are well equipped for professions both at home and abroad in the fields of law, business, criminal justice, education, journalism, and government service at the local, state, and federal levels. In fact, many political science graduates have reached the pinnacle of their respective professions.