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Welcome to the Department of Political Science of Case Western Reserve University.

This year the Department of Political Science has a range of events planned for our undergraduate political science majors in this US election year, and we continue to offer outstanding courses, funded programs that provide research and career opportunities, and a range of internships and internship support.  We invite you to explore the Department’s webpages to learn about our plans, our degree programs, our courses, our excellent faculty, and our recent accomplishments.

Flora Stone Mather Professor Karen Beckwith continues as Department Chair.  Please see her Letter from the Chair.  Professor Beckwith welcomes comments and insights from our students, alumni, colleagues, and friends from around the world.  She can be reached by email at karen.beckwith@case.edu


NEWS

Four New Political Science Courses this Fall Semester, Open to All Students

Date posted: August 18th, 2017

With two new faculty members this fall, the Department is able to offer new courses for our students.  Professor Girma Parris (PhD Johns Hopkins University) is offering POSC321 News Media and Politics and POSC389 Race, Immigration and American Political Development.   …Read more.

Two Political Science Alumni Honored as CAS Distinguished Alumni

Date posted: August 11th, 2017

The following announcement was written by the College of Arts and Sciences:
Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences honors alumni who have made exceptional contributions to their fields and to the lives of others. …Read more.

Professor Emeritus Jonathan Entin Awarded Excellence in Civics Education Award

Date posted: July 27th, 2017

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Jonathan Entin, who has won the National Federal Bar Association’s inaugural Excellence in Civics Education Award!  Professor Entin, recently retired from CWRU’s School of Law, has long been a Secondary Faculty Member in the Department of Political Science, most recently serving as a member of Jessica Weil’s master’s thesis committee and supervising Nicholas Ericksen-Deriso’s senior capstone project, Bail, An Insider’s Perspective: Examining Judges’ Perceptions of the American Bail System.   …Read more.

New Faculty Join the Department of Political Science, Professor Paul Schroeder Reappointed

Date posted: July 18th, 2017

Girma Parris and YuJung (Julia) Lee join the Department of Political Science in the fall semester as Visiting AssistantProfessors. Professor Parris, PhD Johns Hopkins University, will offer courses in US politics, news media and politics,race and immigration politics, and American political development.  …Read more.

POSC Major Cameron Macaskill Featured in CAS Student Spotlight Series

Date posted: July 11th, 2017

POSC major Cameron Macaskill was recently featured in the College of Arts and Sciences Student Spotlight series. In the interview, she discusses her experiences in research and study abroad, involvement at CWRU, as well as her future plans. …Read more.

May 15, 2017 Newsletter

Date posted: May 12th, 2017

Looking Ahead, Concluding the Academic Year.  As students finish their coursework and faculty complete their grading, we can look to future opportunities.  For students, the American Political Science Association has organized two online brochures: Exploring Careers in Political Science and Why Study Political Science? …Read more.

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Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm
Closed for Lunch 12:30pm-1:00pm

Phone:
216.368.2424

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Page last modified: August 18, 2017