Program: Political Science
The Political Science program provides a curriculum that reveals the diversity and complexity of human history and political life. Our diverse and rigorous program of instruction provides students an experience usually available only at larger institutions, yet with the interaction with faculty that can only be found at a small university. By facilitating the development of analytical, theoretical, research, and communication skills we prepare students for a wide variety of careers while imparting the knowledge and perspective future leaders will need in their professions. Since 1996 our graduates have been finding challenging and rewarding positions in secondary education, colleges and universities, law, and government service.
New Online Political Science Summer II Courses
A new online course is being offered for the 5-week Summer II session. Students in POLS 405: Comparative Government and Politics will study governments and societies around the world. Topics will include why some states collapse while others thrive, whether some cultures are more warlike than others, whether all countries will eventually become democratic and capitalist, what kind of health care system brings the highest life expectancy at the lowest cost, how to best prevent recessions and depressions, and why some countries remain poor while others have become wealthy. Those who do not understand other countries do not truly understand their own. Spaces in this course are expected to fill up fast, so be sure to sign up now!
Dr. Jeffrey Dixon – Associate Professor of Political Science