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The Nelson Mandela College of Government and Social Sciences provides programs that enable undergraduate and graduate students to understand major social, political, and economic developments in society. These programs will familiarize students with the values associated with positive and effective leadership in a democratic society and will provide a framework for lifelong personal and professional growth. Students of the school will gain the knowledge and skills they need in order to pursue and excel in graduate education or professional careers. The School's newest program, the Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy, not only supports the university's historical mission to prepare and train outstanding African-American scholars, professionals, and citizens, but explicitly broadens that mission by actively seeking outstanding graduate students of other races.
Nelson Mandela College of Government and Social Sciences
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409 Higgins Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70813
Academic Student Support Services
The Nelson Mandela College of Government and Social Sciences is pleased to offer our students academic support services. The opportunity will be offered by way of monthly Saturday workshops to help you advance in your academic journey. The services will be free of charge but will require registration. More details on the upcoming workshop are provided below along with the registration link.
Workshop Date and Time: September 30, 2023 | 11:20 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Workshop Location: Virtual (The zoom link will be emailed after your register.)
Academic Level: Graduate (Masters and Doctoral Students welcome)
Subject Area: Understanding Theoretical Frameworks
Description: This short course enhancement is a foundational introduction and review of existing theories that serve as a roadmap for developing the arguments you will use in your research.
Theories are developed by researchers to explain phenomena, draw connections, and make predictions. In a theoretical framework, you explain the existing theories that support your research, showing that your paper or dissertation topic is relevant and grounded in established ideas.
In other words, your theoretical framework justifies and contextualizes your later research, and it’s a crucial first step for your research paper, thesis, or dissertation. A well-rounded theoretical framework sets you up for success later on in your research and writing process