2022 Midwest Political Science Association student trip

  Lincoln University Missouri Blue Tiger Political Science Students and Professor visit MPSA Conference in Chicago The study of politics is 2,400 years old and goes back to the teachings of Plato and Aristotle. Efforts to make the study of politics more precise, like the study of phenomena by the natural sciences, have in the last few hundred years given us the term 'political science.' Whether one is a devotee of an older understanding of politics, defined as argument about the good society, or of the newer ambition to systematize the study of human affairs, 'political science' is a living tradition practiced by college professors and their students today. Much of the study of politics today takes place in relativelly obscure academic journals and is conveyed by experts to experts in esoteric terms. More popularly, professors teach in their classrooms, just as young men did in Plato's Academy. Somewhere between these two extremes, but closer to the former, professo