(Solution) POLI330 Week 1 Discussion: Why study political science?

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 1 ,2
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Initial Post Instructions
Identify why students should learn about political science. Use evidence (cite sources) to support your response from assigned readings or online lessons, and at least one outside scholarly source. Describe at least one reason why political science is interesting or relevant to you personally.

Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification. Minimum of 1 scholarly source which can include your textbook or assigned readings or may be from your additional scholarly research.

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up)
  • Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside scholarly source)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references

This activity will be graded using the Discussion Grading Rubric. Please review the following link:

Course Outcomes (CO): 1

Due Date for Initial Post: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Wednesday
Due Date for Follow-Up Posts: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday


Political science is defined by Magstadt (2020), as a branch of knowledge concerned with government systems as well as political behavior analysis. There are various reasons as to why students need to learn about political science. Firstly, politics and governments influence almost all aspects of our lives Dolen (2015). Governments determine the taxes we pay, goods we purchase, healthcare, business permits and among other important things in life. Since the government heavily impacts on our lives, it is important to understand government process, including the people who pass the laws, the reasons why the laws are passed and how they affect us on a personal level. The best way to understand all this is by studying political science. Moreover, political science is broad and upon studying it, students are equipped with important skills in life such as written and oral communication skills, critical thinking skills,…Please click here to download at $5