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2018 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Political Science

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Chairperson of Department: Max Hilaire

Professors: Alice Jackson, Getachew Metaferia 

Lecturers: Anne Genin, Michael Kamara, Sushil Verma

Goals of the Department

As we face the future, it is safe to say that the challenges are far-reaching and unprecedented in scope, importance and diversity. At a time when the world is experiencing great challenges to improving international cooperation in managing global problems, the study of political science has become ever more important in helping people understand the intricate nature of these problems and how they affect us. As the world becomes more interdependent the demand for political scientists will become even greater than in previous years.

In an effort to fulfill the general mission of the University, the Department of Political Science and Public Policy has established the following goals:

  1. To assist students in becoming responsible, intelligent and informed members of the local, national and global communities.
  2. To provide students with a comprehensive and sound understanding of the evolution of political ideas, the nature of politics and political behavior, different systems of government, and the structure and functions of the governments of the United States, the European Union, Russia, China, Japan, and Latin American and African nations.
  3. To develop in students the ability to analyze and interpret the discovery of political facts and the acquisition of political knowledge.
  4. To promote and encourage the development of the scientific approach to political research, problem analysis, interpretation and solution.
  5. To develop in students the ability to deal effectively with political problems peculiar to minorities.
  6. To prepare students for graduate study in political science.
  7. To prepare students for career opportunities, following graduation, in governmental and social services and the business world.
  8. To provide opportunities for students to merge the theoretical learning of the classroom with practical work in the work place and practical participation in political affairs.


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