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FASS Orientation 31 July 2007. Political Science Dr Reuben Wong. What is “Politics”? Modules offered by PS Dept Other Dept activities PS Dept staff Alumni and Career prospects . 1. What’s Politics?. “who gets what, when and how” “Authoritative allocation of values”

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fass orientation 31 july 2007

FASS Orientation31 July 2007

Political Science

Dr Reuben Wong

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What is “Politics”?
  • Modules offered by PS Dept
  • Other Dept activities
  • PS Dept staff
  • Alumni and Career prospects

FASS Orientation 31July2007/ Political Science

1 what s politics
1. What’s Politics?

“who gets what, when and how”

“Authoritative allocation of values”

“Art of the possible”

FASS Orientation 31July2007/ Political Science

2 what is political science
2. What is Political Science?

Study of political phenomena and relations:

  • Within states/political societies
    • (Comparative politics)
  • Between states & international organisations,
    • (International Relations)
  • through ideas and ideology
    • (Political Theory)
  • In governments and bureaucracy
    • (Public administration)

FASS Orientation 31July2007/ Political Science

2 modules offered weblink
2. Modules Offered (weblink)

4 groups:

  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • Political Theory
  • Public Administration

FASS Orientation 31July2007/ Political Science

3 the ps dept in nus
3. The PS Dept in NUS
  • Started in May 1961
  • PS Society (weblink), founded 1967
  • Student Internship Programme (SIP) started in 1993; between PS Dept and Public Service Division
  • Alumni Association (weblink), launched 1998
  • PS Peers (web link), 2003
4 modules
4. Modules
  • Sample PS2000 modules

Political Inquiry: An IntroductionForeign Policy and DiplomacyPublic Administration in SingaporeGovernment and Politics of Southeast AsiaGlobalisation and Politics South Asia: Politics and Foreign Policy Contemporary Chinese Politics Government and Politics of Singapore

FASS Orientation 31July2007/ Political Science

in addition you can
In addition, you can:
  • Go on student exchange programmes (SEP) abroad
  • Do a joint degree with the University of North Carolina (UNC-Chapel Hill) (weblink)

FASS Orientation 31July2007/ Political Science

4 ps dept staff
4. PS Dept staff
  • An international teaching faculty (US, China, S.Korea, Europe, South Asia, S’pore) – weblink
  • Professors who’ve earned their PhDs from top universities around the world

FASS Orientation 31July2007/ Political Science

5 what do political science graduates do
5. What do political science graduates do?

Media

Academia

Diplomacy

Entertainment

Politics

FASS Orientation 31July2007/ Political Science

career paths for ps graduates
Career paths for PS graduates
  • Government Ministries and Statutory Boards
  • Media
  • Teaching & Academia
  • Arts/Culture – Theatre and drama groups, media, etc
  • International Organisations, NGOs
  • Voluntary organisations, eg. SIF, SIIA, Nature Society
  • Service industries, eg. Sales, restaurants, hotels

FASS Orientation 31July2007/ Political Science

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Thank You

FASS Orientation 31July2007/ Political Science