• Political Science

    Welcome to the Political Science Department at Hamline University.

    The Hamline University political science department aims to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the subject matter, methods, and assumptions of political science. Our overriding goal is to help students understand the dynamic and changing political world in which they live and its ramifications for their lives. In the process, students also acquire improved analytic, speaking, and writing skills necessary for succeeding in a challenging sociopolitical and work environment.

    The study of Political Science will help you be able to:
    1. Write clearly, effectively, and in an organized way about domestic and international politics.
    2. Speak clearly, effectively, and in an organized way about domestic and international politics.
    3. Demonstrate knowledge of and critical thinking about major theories, concepts, qualitative or quantitative methods of political science, and their application in political practice.
    4. Complete a political science research project using appropriate methodological tools and research materials. 
    5. Identify and critically analyze differences across cultures, genders, religions, or other value systems in the study of politics. 


  • News

    Watch the latest episode of the student-produced Piper Report for highlights from Winter Wonderjam, an introduction to the new lacrosse team, analysis of the 2016 presidential election, and a look at Black History Month events.

    David Schultz, professor of political science, will present on democracy in Africa at the international Africa and Israel: Policy and Leadership Conference at Hebrew University's Truman Institute for Peace. International delegates, ambassadors, and leading academics will be presenting.

    Binnur Ozkececi-Taner, professor of political science and Middle East studies, co-authored an article titled "Personality or Role? Comparisons of Turkish Leaders Across Different Institutional Positions."