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Political Science

If you have thought of working in government or public affairs, taking a career in the private sector that requires knowledge of government and politics, or attending law school, a major in Political Science may be for you.

The Political Science major at Erskine aims to foster an understanding of the nature and role of political behavior and government institutions. Following the Christian liberal arts mission of the college, the Political Science major examines the relationship between Christianity and politics and addresses the real-life challenges of building just and peaceful political communities.

Political Science students explore major areas of the discipline, including American government, international politics, comparative politics, and political philosophy. Courses emphasize the concepts, theories and tools essential to political analysis and lay a sound foundation for historical and governmental inquiry.

While studying Political Science, you can expect to develop a sense of chronology, understand current events in a historical and historical context, and gain oral and written communication skills. Learn to appreciate the interrelatedness of knowledge through studies of politics, culture, economics, geography, and social systems.


Matthew Cawvey

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Assistant Professor of Political Science B.S., Olivet Nazarene University; M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Howard David Grier

McDonald - Boswell Professor of History

McDonald - Boswell Professor of History A.B., Erskine College; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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