The mission of the Department of Political Science is to provide information about and analysis of the political world. In our research we craft theory and gather data to understand policy choices and political conflicts. In our teaching we address a wide array of political institutions and processes. Through community engagement we share our understanding beyond the classroom and academic world.
Happy 2014! The department is making some modest curriculum changes, involving honors and the M.A. program. We also have new information about department seminars, some new courses, and the department's people.
Each year many of our CWRU political science majors are admitted to some of the nation's top accredited law schools. Our political science majors also served internships with judges, prosecutors, and attorneys in preparation for a career in law. Learn more
Wellman Hill internship grants are intended to enable Political Science majors to accept public service summer internships that financial limitations might otherwise force them to decline. The selection committee is prepared to give five students up to $4000 each. Learn more
The faculty of our department work to explain the political world. We do this by teaching, research, and outreach to the community. Part of what we do is summarize and synthesize current information for our students. But part also is our own original research and analysis, which we publish and also bring into our classrooms.
The best source about each individual faculty member is his or her listing elsewhere on our website. This summary is a snapshot of what we have been researching recently. It includes work we have published or had accepted for publication since July 1, 2011. It also includes fellowships, honors, and descriptions of some major projects on which we are working. It should provide an introduction to some of the current intellectual life of our community. Learn more