Political Science

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The program in political science is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the discipline, viewed as a set of specific strategies for understanding political life. These strategies—which include conceptual, historical, structural, institutional, and behavioral approaches—are considered in the light of their theoretical presuppositions and in terms of their respective research approaches. The emphasis is less on learning the facts of politics than on being able to recognize, evaluate, and use intelligently the intellectual tools of the discipline.

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Democratic Presidential Debate Watch Party

Join us on Wednesday starting at 5:30 p.m. for a Democratic presidential debate watch party in Vollum Lounge. Open to the entire Reed community, we'll have a...

11/20 5:30pm
Renew Oregon: Coalition for Clean Energy

Renew Oregon is a clean energy advocacy coalition of businesses and workers, healthcare professionals and parents, farmers and ranchers, faith and community...

12/5 4:30pm
CRES Colloquium Series: Senior Showcase

Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies (CRES) invites you to CRES Colloquium, a series of discussions of classic works, contemporary events, and student...

2/12/2020 12:00pm

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