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Political Science

  • Spring 2016 Registration Workshops
  • Free Speech and Safe Spaces: What Should be Allowed and Protected on College Campuses?
  • Department of Political Science: Winter 2016 Course Listing
  • “Why American Catholics may not be persuaded by Pope Francis’s message on immigration”
  • “If Republicans nominate a strong conservative, it could hurt them on Election Day. A lot.”
  • Alumnus Speaker Event
  • Publications Address Anonymity
  • Spring 2015 Newsletter
  • “The Evolution of U.S. Counterterrorism Policy”
  • Dean’s List of Graduating Master Student

Political science is a recognized academic discipline that combines the best aspects of the liberal arts tradition. It trains students to think critically while arming them with important information about the 21st century; thus, it prepares them for the workforce and for the demands of democratic citizenship today. It draws on contemporary issues such as geopolitics, immigration, changing demographics, cyberspace politics, and terrorism, and provides students with strong analytic skills in order to analyze these. Moreover, with its combined focus on critical thinking and empirical knowledge, political science empowers students to question the values of our society and to orient our democratic ideals to the changing realities of the current century. Its broad, liberal arts framework inspires active citizenship and offers training that will serve students’ needs throughout their entire lives.