Department of Political Science

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




Election Night Watch Party: November 8, 7:00p.m.
      Mather House 100

Graveyard of the Clerics: Islamism in Saudi Suburbia: November 11, 3:00p.m.
      TVUC Senior Classroom



CWRU is home to a wide array of public affairs programming that may be of interest to the public and to students of political science.

For schedules of some of those events, please see the Affiliated Web Sites linked above.



Fall 2016 Course Offerings

Date posted: August 26th, 2016

The Department of Political Science is offering a range of courses in the Fall 2016 semester. For a complete list of courses and their descriptions, click here…Read more.

Department Office

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


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Page last modified: August 26, 2016