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Political Science

Political science involves the systematic study of how people and societies make the political decisions that affect their lives.

Many political science courses analyze the American political system, but there are also courses on political systems in other countries and regions (Europe, the Middle East, China, India and the Third World more generally), on relations among and between nations, and on issues and questions that transcend the politics of any particular place. Majors go on to successful careers in elected and appointed government positions, journalism, business, research, education, and law.

Sample Courses:

Elements of Political Theory, American National Government, Political Parties, African American Politics, China and India in the 21st Century, Muslim Political Thought

Dr. Margaret Herman to give the 2013 Horizon Lecture

Dr. Margaret Hermann ('60), the Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs at the Maxwell School of Public Policy at Syracuse University, and the Director of the Moynihan Institute for Global Affairs at the Maxwell School will be giving the Political Science Department's 2013 Horizon lecture entitled, "Profiling Political Leaders: Why and How," on Monday, March 18 at 4:15pm in Watson Forum.

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Jorden Giger receives President's Award at NCOBPS

Jorden Giger won a special president's award for his service to the organization. He is standing with outgoing president, Tyson King-Meadows of The University of Maryland Baltimore County, and incoming president, Wendy Smooth of The Ohio State University.

Four Majors Participate in the Midwest Political Science Association's 2012 Meeting

Daniel Allen '12, Kelly Kish '12, Matt Kukurugya '13, and Lauren Messmore '12 participated in the undergraduate poster session of the Midwest Political Science Association's meeting in Chicago, IL.

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David Tykvart '13 Interns at US State Department in Lima, Peru

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Political Science majors Stewart Burns, Katie Logan, and Kiran Wadia spent the Fall 2011 semester in Istanbul, Turkey.

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