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Political Science

Political Science

Political Science is the study of politics. Politics has been defined in a variety of ways, including "the art of the possible," "who gets what, when, and how," and "the competition among individuals and groups over the allocation of values or rewards."

Why Take Political Science?
After you finish your A.A., you may wish to go on in your education and major in political science. With a B.A. in political science, a student can teach at the secondary level, pursue a graduate degree, or choose from a variety of careers, such as campaign assistant, lobbyist, or politician.

The popularity of political science among Oakton students is due to its usefulness as preparation for political science majors, and reflects the intrinsic interest of the discipline. We regularly offer a wide variety of transferable introductory and advanced courses.

We invite you to visit with Dr. Erick Mann, chair of Historical and Policy Studies, who would be happy to discuss the political science program. He can be reached at 847.376.7031, or emann@oakton.edu

 

 

Alumni Profile

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Oakton holds a special place for John Nebl, a police officer who took classes at the College during the 1980s. Not only did he find his vocation, he also found his wife.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


July 2
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

July 4
Independence Day holiday College closed.

July 6
Independence Day holiday observance, no classes. College open.

July 7
Last day to withdraw with a "W" (no withdrawals after mid-term). Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after July 7.

July 23
Incomplete (I) grades from spring 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

July 30
Classes end.

August 3
Faculty grading due.

August 3
Second summer interim classes begin.

August 17
Faculty return for fall 2015 semester.

August 21
Second summer interim classes end.

August 24
Fall 2015 semester classes begin.

August 25
Second summer interim faculty grading due.

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