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Is Government really equal with Politics?

doyouhowdoyouhow Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
edited November 2010 in Bowdoin College
I've read many threads and articles stating that mojor Government and Politics(or Political Science) are basically the same but as far as I know, Government's courses are more American-central, e.g. the Government courses of Bowdoin:
Requirements for the Major in Government and Legal Studies (Bowdoin, Government and Legal Studies)

If the major is named Politics, it is generally broader and theoretical.

I am an international student so I am not sure if Bowdoin's Government, strong as it is, is really fit for me
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Replies to: Is Government really equal with Politics?

  • mercedesAMGmercedesAMG - Posts: 59 Junior Member
    they are the same. gov & legal studies is just a different name. you can concentrate within four specialities:

    political theory

    american gov.

    comparative gov.

    international relations

    american gov is strong but only one out of four concentrations. this is more unique because you can do political theory as a kind of pre-law, american gov if you want to go into politics in the U.S., and comparative/IR for international study.

    that being said, my room mate is an environment studies major and will be working for the U.N. next year
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