• 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. 

    Learning Outcomes

    The purpose of learning outcomes at Hamline University is to ensure that our mission and values are realized in what our graduating students know, value, and can do. View all learning outcomes for Political Science.


  • News

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    Come hear David Schultz and Jim Scheibel discuss what constitutes a good mayor on Tuesday, October 24 at the A-Mill Artist Lofts from 7:30-9:30 a.m.

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    Following the tragedy in Las Vegas, various Hamline professors attempted to make sense of the senseless violence in the media by sharing insights and research.

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    Professor Binnur Ozkececi-Taner wrote a chapter published in Oxford University's Encyclopedia of Foreign Policy Analysis titled "Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy."