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Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science envisions itself as a catalyst in molding the political and social consciousness of the University and the larger community that it serves. The Department aspires to be leader in the field of politics and governance - educating its students and the broader citizenry towards the development of institutions of peace and justice, equity and sustainability, inclusiveness and respect for human rights. Through its teaching, research, and outreach activities, the Department seeks to participate in processes of democratization and popular empowerment at many levels - local, national, and global - within the framework of critical inquiry, intellectual rigor, and committed public service.

It seeks to train professionals who will be future leaders in their chosen fields; to contribute to the teaching/shaping of the discipline at the tertiary and basic education levels through research and content-based instruction; to contribute to the country's development process through scholarly research, intellectual exchange, professional consultancy and community/public outreach.


MISSION/VISION

Vision

The Department of Political Science, as part of an academic institution that is Jesuit, Catholic and Filipino, envisions itself as catalyst in molding the political and social consciousness of the Ateneo de Manila University and the larger community which the school serves. The Department aspires to be a leader in the field of politics and governance -- educating its students and the broader citizenry towards the development of institutions of peace and justice, equity and sustainability, inclusiveness and respect for human rights. Through its teaching, research and outreach activities, the Department seeks to participate in processes of democratization and popular empowerment at many levels -- local, national and global -- within the framework of critical inquiry, intellectual rigor and committed public service.

Mission

  1. to train professionals who will be future leaders in their chosen fields
  2. to contribute to the teaching/shaping of the discipline at the tertiary and basic education levels through research and content-based instruction
  3. to contribute to the country’s development process through scholarly research, intellectual exchange, professional consultancy and community/public outreach

The Department has continuing linkages with the Ateneo Center for Social Policy and Public Affairs, the Ateneo School of Government, the Institute of Philippine Culture, various departments such as European Studies, Japanese Studies, Economics, Development Studies, Environmental Science, History, Sociology-Anthropology.



Contact Information

Room 300, 3/F Ricardo & Dr. Rosita Leong Hall
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City Philippines

Dr. Alma Maria O. Salvador
Department Chairperson

Tel No. : (632) 426-6001 loc. 5250
E-mail Address: polsci@admu.edu.ph
Website:  http://www.ateneo.edu/depts/polsci





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