2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Political Science

The Political Science major seeks to awaken in students an appreciation and an understanding of politics and government in the broadest and deepest sense. It considers democratic governance the key to civilization and ethics as central to democratic life.

Courses are offered in four major areas: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political philosophy and theory. Classroom learning is enriched in a number of ways including field trips to the state capitol and Washington, D.C., internships with legislators in the Connecticut General Assembly, Washington and district office internships with national legislators, election campaign and party organization internships, and internships with public administrators.

Students who major or minor in Political Science prepare themselves for careers in law, teaching, elective office, government service, many areas of business and not-for-profit management, international business, journalism, campaign management, and other endeavors.

Faculty

ISIL AKBULUT-GOK, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

XIMENG CHEN, M.P.A.

Instructor

LESLEY A. DENARDIS, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


STEVEN J. MICHELS, Ph.D.

Professor


GARY L. ROSE, Ph.D.

Professor, Department Chair