Political Science

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The right to vote and freedom of expression are democratic principles that fall under the study of political science. A handout describes writing assignments that are common in political science college classes and gives tips and suggestions for writing a research paper. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have scholars research one of the eight major sub-fields of political science as described
  • Ask small groups to generate a list of the indicators of a democracy
Classroom Considerations
  • Print the handout in advance unless Internet access is available
  • Provides a description of each step of a political science research paper
  • Includes a list of works consulted
  • None