Department of Political Science

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

This year the Department of Political Science is pleased to announce new opportunities for our undergraduate political science majors.  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.

We also have a new Department Chair.  Flora Stone Mather Professor Karen Beckwith began her tenure as Department Chair on July 1.  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




October 22, 2015, 3:00pm – Michelle Jones: Career Opportunities in the U.S. State Department

October 22, 2015, 6:00pm – Wellman Hill Grants Competition Information Session

November 5, 2015 – The New and Old Politics of Congressional Elections

November 6, 2015 – POSC Career Colloquium Featuring Jerid Kurtz and Brittany Williams

November 18, 2015 – POSC Senior Colloquium

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.



Spring 2016 Course Offerings

Date posted: October 7th, 2015

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

POSC Major, Steven Reynolds, Receives Phi Beta Kappa Society Writing Internship

Date posted: September 8th, 2015

Steven Reynolds, a junior double majoring in political science and sociology, won the 2015 Phi Beta Kappa Society Writing Internship.
Reynolds’ internship began in August and will end in December. During the five-month period, he will write at least six articles for the society’s publication for news and alumni relations, The Key Reporter. …Read more.

Fall 2015 Courses

Date posted: August 12th, 2015

The Political Science Department offers a range of courses. For the full list of what is available during the Fall 2015 semester, please see our Course Descriptions page. …Read more.

Professor Jessica Green Resigns

Date posted: July 7th, 2015

We announce, with some pride and sadness, that Professor Jessica Green has accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at New York University, and has resigned her position here in the Department of Political Science at CWRU. …Read more.

Tracy Epp and Elizabeth Hill Named 2015 Distinguished Service Alumnae

Date posted: May 22nd, 2015

Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences honors alumni who have made exceptional contributions to their fields and to the lives of others. A ceremony for the 2015 winners will be held during Homecoming Weekend, October 8-11, 2015. …Read more.

Congratulations to our 2015 Wellman Hill Recipients

Date posted: May 8th, 2015

Phil Hoffert 
Olivia Ortega 
Hayley Rassuchine 
Steven Reynolds 
Kassandra Stewart
Elizabeth Taylor   …Read more.

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