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Introduction to Politics

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    • PS1101E/GEK1003 Introduction to Politics Lecturer: Erik Mobrand
    • What is Politics? • ‘Politics’ vs... • public politics • government • ideology
    • What makes someone powerful?
    • What is Political Science? Is a political scientist a scientist?
    • Political science is a social science
    • What do we do in PS? Political science is concerned with explaining political phenomena.
    • The Fields of PS • Comparative politics • International relations • Political theory • Singapore politics • Public administration
    • Comparative Politics • PS2236: European Politics • PS3236: Ethnicity and Religion in Asian Politics • PS3261: Comparative Political Economy
    • International Relations • PS2250: International Politics of Southeast Asia • PS3240: International Security • PS3251: International and Regional Organisations
    • Political Theory • PS2253: Chinese Political Thought • PS3259: American Political Thought
    • Singapore Politics • PS2249: Government and Politics of Singapore • PS3249: Singapore’s Foreign Policy
    • Public Administration • PS2241: Public Administration in Asia • PS3243: Public Sector Organisational Behaviour
    • Why Political Science?
    • Why am I here?
    • What PS offers you • General skills, NOT specific ones • Critical thinking skills • Reading • Writing
    • Overview of the module
    • Readings • Text: Political Science: An Introductory Text • by Kripa Sridharan (McGraw Hill, 2008) • Internet: links on syllabus • IVLE e-reserves
    • Tasks for module • Reading • Attending lectures • Writing • Discussion groups • Exam
    • How to Read (even though you already know) • Read for main ideas • What is the author’s reasoning? • Avoid getting lost in details • Re-read • Take notes • What is your response?
    • Lectures • Lecture material vs texts • Availability of slides
    • Writing • PS ideas are expressed through writing • Writing and re-writing
    • Discussion groups • You must register for a tutorial • Four meetings during the semester
    • Exam • Yes, there is one • And also a test
    • Resources • Student guide • PS Peers Programme • IVLE
    • Consultation hours • Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30 • AS1, level 4, #39
    • Next week: Leadership • How much do leaders do? • Do leaders deserve credit (and blame) for outcomes? • What are the traits of a good leader?