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Political Science

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Department: Political Science

Program Type: Human and Public Services

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When you pursue coursework in ECC’s History and Political Science department, you’ll not only gain a deeper understanding of U.S. and world history; you’ll also develop profound insights into the current state of the global human community. ECC’s history and political science professors are knowledgeable and experienced instructors who specialize in the history of western civilization, Europe, Latin America, and South and East Asia.

Take a deep dive into the law and history of the United States, US Latino history, comparative government, and foreign relations. Hands-on learning experiences through these programs include opportunities to participate in the state-wide Model Illinois Government legislative simulation or become an oral history research fellow. 

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Interested in Political Science?

Studying history and political science may lead you to a career in various fields, including professor, lobbyist, education, law, journalism, business, government service, and international relations. Browse the ECC Career Coach Website for relevant data on wages, employment, and education needed to for a career in poli sci or another field.

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