Undergraduate major and minor, M.A., and Ph.D. Undergraduates have the option of emphasizing law studies within the major. Graduate study offers concentrations in seven fields: American politics, including governmental institutions and processes; groups, parties and behavior; urban/state politics and public policy; comparative politics; theory and methodology; public administration; and international relations and foreign policy.
The following LC classification range descriptions represent areas of concentration for political science:
HE (Transportation and Communication): The following category is selectively collected: Postal service.
HM (Sociology): Social influence. Social pressure (Public opinion); Authority, power, leadership; Liberty, pluralism, multiculturalism, toleration; Individualism. Passive resistance, nonviolence.
J (General Legislation and Executive Papers): The following category is selectively collected: United States.
JA (Political Science (general)): General; Political theory; Quantitative analysis & methods; Political psychology; Political culture. Political ecology; Relation to sociology; Relation to economics; Relation to history; Relation to ethics; Relation to science; History of political science; Communication in politics; Study & teaching. Research; Collective biography of political scientists.
JC (Political Theory): Theories of the state; Ancient state; Medieval state; Modern state, through 19th century; Modern state, from 20th century; Nationalism; Political geography; Nature of the state. Sovereignty. Allegiance. Consensus; Opposition. Civil disobedience. Insurgency. Violence; Patriotism. Political obligation; Power. Leadership; Social and evolutionary theories of the state. Civil society; Political symbolism; Forms of the state. Federalism; Empire. Internationalism. Confederation; Size of states; Theocracy. Monarchy. Oligarchy; Democracy; Communist state; Welfare state. Corporate state; Totalitarianism; Revolution; Rights of the individual.
JF (Political Institutions and Public Administration): General. Comparative government; Federal and state relations; Political rights. Political participation; Public administration; Political parties. Practical politics.
JK (United States): General. Constitutional history; Government. Public administration; Political rights. Practical politics; Political parties; State government.
JN (Political Institutions and Public Administration. Europe): Europe. General; Great Britain (Wales; Scotland; Ireland); France; Germany; Russia. Selectively collected categories: Austria; Hungary; Greece; Italy; Netherlands; Belgium. Luxembourg; Finland; Baltic States; Poland; Scandinavia; Spain. Portugal; Switzerland; Balkan States.
JQ (Political Institutions and Public Administration: Asia. Africa. Australia): The following categories are selectively collected: Asia (India; Nepal; Pakistan; Bangladesh; Cyprus; Hong Kong; Malaysia; Southeast Asia. Indochina; Vietnam. Cambodia. Laos; Burma; Goa. Macau; Central Asia; Philippine Islands; China; Taiwan; Japan; Korea; Thailand; Afghanistan; Middle East); Australia and Oceania; New Zealand; Pacific Area. Pacific Ocean Islands.
JS (Local Government. Municipal Government): General. Selectively collected categories: United States; Canada; Europe; Asia; Africa; Australia and Pacific.
JX (International Law. International Relations): General; Treaties; United States documents; Other countries; Study and teaching; Foreign relations; Diplomacy. The diplomatic service; International arbitration, organization, etc.; Nuclear weapons; International law. Selectively collected categories: Codification of international law; Aeronautics.
JZ (International Relations): Scope of international relations. Political theory. Diplomacy; International organizations and associations; Non-military coercion; The armed conflict. War and order; Neutrality. Non-participation in wars. Norms of neutrality; Humanitarian aspects of war. Selectively collected categories: International relations; Sources.
K (Law (general)): The following categories are selectively collected: General; Comparative law. International uniform law; Conflict of laws.
KF (United States): Jurisprudence. Philosophy. Legal reform; Social legislation; Constitutional law. Selectively collected categories: Prescription drugs. Cosmetics; Science and the arts; Government. Civil service; Public property; Public finance.
KJ (Europe): The following category is selectively collected: Regional organization and integration.
English; other European languages; some Chinese and Japanese.
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