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When is a Novel not a Novel: When It is Used to Teach Political Science
Unformatted Document Text:  these traditional teaching tools. Moreover, the discussion of these three novels demonstrates that effective and engaging teaching in political science can transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries. The linkage explicit between politics and literature is not new (Strauss 1964; Hassler and Wilcox 1997; Pohl 1997). However, the exploration of this linkage has largely been limited to questions of substance. I maintain that his linkage needs to be explored in terms of our methods of teaching; an exploration of a method that seeks to better engage students in questions of substance. While the linkage between political science and literature, by itself, is cross-disciplinary, I would also assert that our discipline would stand to benefit by similar approaches in other fields. As was noted above, this approach has been advocated in the field of communications (Boyd 2004). Similar innovations have been advocated in sociology 1(McGee, Vaughn, and Baker 1985; Laz 1996) and economics (O’Donnell 1989). Let us cross disciplinary boundaries into literature. The novels discussed above are offered as illustrations only; a small sample of the books available for our use. Let us all be on the lookout for additional novels, as well as other forms of literature, that can be utilized to inform, entice, excite, and engage introductory students in the discipline of political science.

Authors: Connor, George.
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these traditional teaching tools. Moreover, the discussion of these three novels
demonstrates that effective and engaging teaching in political science can transcend
traditional disciplinary boundaries.
The linkage explicit between politics and literature is not new (Strauss 1964;
Hassler and Wilcox 1997; Pohl 1997). However, the exploration of this linkage has
largely been limited to questions of substance. I maintain that his linkage needs to be
explored in terms of our methods of teaching; an exploration of a method that seeks to
better engage students in questions of substance. While the linkage between political
science and literature, by itself, is cross-disciplinary, I would also assert that our
discipline would stand to benefit by similar approaches in other fields. As was noted
above, this approach has been advocated in the field of communications (Boyd 2004).
Similar innovations have been advocated in sociology 1(McGee, Vaughn, and Baker
1985; Laz 1996) and economics (O’Donnell 1989).
Let us cross disciplinary boundaries into literature. The novels discussed above
are offered as illustrations only; a small sample of the books available for our use. Let us
all be on the lookout for additional novels, as well as other forms of literature, that can be
utilized to inform, entice, excite, and engage introductory students in the discipline of
political science.


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