The field of knowledge may be divided into two broad classes-natural sciences and social sciences. The natural sciences deal with the world of nature or the physical environment. The social sciences deal with the human societies and men in societies. The former includes such sciences as Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Geology, Zoology, Botany etc. The latter includes such studies as History, Political Science, Civics, Economics, Sociology, Phiosophy, Psychology Ethics etc. Civics belongs to the second group as one of the social sciences. It has close relation with other social sciences such as Politics, Economics, History, Sociology, Ethics, Psychology and Public Administration.
2.2 CIVICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE:
Civics and Political Science are closely related. Both of them are social sciences. The discussion of both subjects have widespread similarities. These two social sciences originally meant the same thing and have similar aims and objects. Both study the conduct and behaviour of men as citizens of the state. Civics is that part of Political science which deals with the rights and obligations of citizens. Political science deals with the sciences of the state. Civics is the science of citizenship. We cannot think of a state without citizens. In modern times, Political science has come to be concerned with the following problems, partly philosophical and partly scientific.
Firstly, it is a study of the actual forms of government and the conditions of their rise, persistence or change. It also studies the functions of the government.
Secondly, it deals with the nature of offence which government should serve and with moral foundation of authority.
Thirdly, it is an investigation of the technique or art of governmental administration.
Fourthly, it deals with the origin of the state, the development of government and the growth of political constitutions and political theories and ideas.
On the other hand, Civics deals with...