Political Science

The program focuses on a bottom-up approach to political science by exploring a variety of forms of political participation for students, local and state politics, as well as the role of the federal government.

Program Highlights

Learn the fundamentals of Political Science as you explore the American legal system, dive into issues and dilemmas that are relevant today, and learn to explain political trends.
Explore present-day issues such as public policy, human rights, and governance structures.
Discover the impact social media has on political campaigns and movements.
Tuition:

Residential Tuition :
$5,498 Tuition will increase to $5,698 after November 30th

Extended Commuter Tuition:
$3,598 Will increase to $3,698 on November 30th

Commuter Tuition:
$2,998 Will increase to $3,098 on November 30th

Dates:

Session 1:
June 18, 2023 June 30, 2023

Session 2:
July 2, 2023 July 14, 2023

Session 3:
July 16, 2023 July 28, 2023

Location:

Yale University
New Haven, CT

Course Overview

Political Science is a multi-faceted field at the intersection of government, politics, economics, history and ethics. Students will explore a variety of exciting questions including, ”what makes someone an effective political leader?”, “How does our existing system of government create pathways for change?” and “how can I get involved in issues I care about?” The program focuses on a bottom-up approach to political science by exploring a variety of forms of political participation for students, local and state politics, as well as the role of the federal government.

Students will participate in a mock Senate debate, where they step into the shoes of a current, sitting US senator, write a bill and bring it back to the group to debate in committee and the floor of the senate.

Topics you'll explore

Hands-On Learning


Possible excursions include visits to Government institutions, meeting with interest group leaders and political campaign experts.

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