Main subject – Political Science
Various groups of people often have different views on how society and the world should look. Political Science is a discipline that studies questions concerning politics and society and the formation of society as a result of the exercise of political power. Through your studies in Political Science you will learn about domestic and international politics, political parties and institutions, election and voting behaviours as well as democracy and the democratisation process. You will also gain insights into security policies, political history, comparative politics and political communication, and you may encounter such themes as political and bureaucratic corruption, the effects of information technology, the significance of physical features in countries and regions, environmental issues, and public opinion.
Studies in Political Sciences are broad and often linked to the lecturer’s own research. By selecting specific courses and minor subjects, you can create the professional profile you want and need. In addition to mandatory courses, you can select from courses offered in Vaasa or through the FinDem centre, which is a co-operative unit managed jointly with Political Science at the University of Turku. Political Science can be a useful minor subject for students with a different major subject.