As academic disciplines, history and political science are excellent complements: the course of human events is, in large measure, a reflection of who governed, and to what ends. We offer you a wide variety of courses in the history of America, Europe and other areas of the world, as well as courses in the major subfields of political science.
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"Mandates are rarely won on election night. They are earned after Inauguration Day by leaders who spend their political capital wisely, taking advantage of events without overreaching. Obama is capable—as evidenced by his first-term success with health care reform. But mandate-building requires humility, a trait not easily associated with him. “The mandate is a myth,” said John Altman, associate professor of political science at York College of Pennsylvania. “But even if there was such a thing as a mandate, this clearly isn’t an election that would produce one.”