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  • About | Whittier College
    Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni Political Science Homepage Slider Reality in Simulation Military training center provides backdrop for warfare class Read more Meet Our Alumni Whittier s political science graduates have entered careers in government politics law teaching and related areas Learn more A Moment That Would Mark History Nixon Fellows Daniel Jacob Kulick 13 and Carlee Shults 14 visit the nation s capitol for the inauguration of Barack Obama Read more Prev Next In This Section Political Science Mobile About Majors Minors Preview of Courses Honor Society Clubs Organizations Faculty Research Fieldwork Internships Fellowships Study Abroad After Whittier Support You are here Home Academics Political Science About About On 26 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments Whittier s Department of Political Science offers exciting and challenging courses in American politics public administration and law comparative politics international relations and political theory Each semester our students enjoy a unique set of experiences internships field research Model United Nations an honorary society and student council and a special set of JanTerm courses Our faculty is devoted to teaching with practical experience and scholarly expertise that we are able to bring into the classroom We include a practicing lawyer a former Congressional Fellow and consultants to the Pentagon the U S State Department N A T O and the United Nations We have also published numerous scholarly books and journal articles that can be found in university libraries throughout the country Our students take full advantage of the career guidance we provide for such areas as graduate school law public and international administration planning and policy

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  • Majors & Minors | Whittier College
    Slider Reality in Simulation Military training center provides backdrop for warfare class Read more Meet Our Alumni Whittier s political science graduates have entered careers in government politics law teaching and related areas Learn more A Moment That Would Mark History Nixon Fellows Daniel Jacob Kulick 13 and Carlee Shults 14 visit the nation s capitol for the inauguration of Barack Obama Read more Prev Next In This Section Political Science Mobile About Majors Minors Preview of Courses Honor Society Clubs Organizations Faculty Research Fieldwork Internships Fellowships Study Abroad After Whittier Support You are here Home Academics Political Science Majors Minors Majors Minors On 26 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments Requirements for the Major in Political Science To complete the major in Political Science a student must complete a minimum of 36 credits which include the following American Government and Politics PLSC 110 3 credits Comparative Politics PLSC 140 3 credits International Relations PLSC 220 3 credits Political Methodology PLSC 280 3 credits Normative Political Theory PLSC 380 3 credits One course in Public Administration PLSC 260 or 360 and or Public Law PLSC 370 372 or 376 One January Session course or approved equivalent One Capstone seminar Two additional courses one from the subfields of American Public Administration Public Law and one from International Relations Comparative Politics International Relations Track Students wishing to pursue an International Relations Track should complete the basic requirements for the Political Science major and the following courses in International Relations and Comparative Politics PLSC 228 332 333 9 credits PLSC 330 339 or 340 3 credits Two courses in Comparative Politics from at least two regions 6 credits In addition students pursuing this track should take at least two 2 years of a foreign language and other appropriate courses as recommended

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  • Preview of Courses | Whittier College
    s capitol for the inauguration of Barack Obama Read more Prev Next In This Section Political Science Mobile About Majors Minors Preview of Courses Honor Society Clubs Organizations Faculty Research Fieldwork Internships Fellowships Study Abroad After Whittier Support You are here Home Academics Political Science Preview of Courses Preview of Courses On 26 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments For a comprehensive list of courses please refer to the current Schedule of Classes or Course Catalog The following are the required courses and the unique course offerings in January JanTerm Courses PLSC 253 Politics of Diversity in Latin America Race Religion and Gender Using film explores the origins organization and political implications of ethnic religious and gender diversity in Latin America from colonialism through the present PLSC 365 Warfare In Pursuit of Military Security Examines war as a human activity raising issues of civil military relations organizing for war notions of a military industrial complex and philosophical psychological and political aspects of war Includes guest speakers films and field trips Designed to capture the reality of combat and its costs and to familiarize students with key political philosophical and psychological issues of war and peace Helps students to understand combat PLSC 376 Law and the Courts The U S judicial process in selected areas of public law and criminal justice emphasis on reforming and perfecting the system Required Courses PLSC 110 American Government and Politics A historical and institutional examination of the founding debate US political branches political behavior and the policy process in the United States focusing on the definition and realization of democracy as well as civil liberties and civil rights Satisfies the state teaching credential requirement in American Constitution PLSC 140 Comparative Politics Compares different ways of organizing politics in developed and developing countries in

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  • Clubs & Organizations | Whittier College
    s political science graduates have entered careers in government politics law teaching and related areas Learn more A Moment That Would Mark History Nixon Fellows Daniel Jacob Kulick 13 and Carlee Shults 14 visit the nation s capitol for the inauguration of Barack Obama Read more Prev Next In This Section Political Science Mobile About Majors Minors Preview of Courses Honor Society Clubs Organizations Faculty Research Fieldwork Internships Fellowships Study Abroad After Whittier Support You are here Home Academics Political Science Clubs Organizations Clubs Organizations On 26 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments The Department of Political Science offers students the opportunity to participate in a variety of clubs and organizations that promote academic and professional growth and more importantly connect students to peers who want to have fun and build upon their passions Recognized student clubs and organizations affiliated with Political Science are listed below Model United Nations Every April students in Whittier s Model United Nations class may participate in a five day UN conference in San Francisco along with approximately 500 students from 30 35 schools from the western United States Canada the Philippines and the Russian Far East Over the last 20 years Whittier has hosted the conference eight times and provides chairs for the main committees and background material for other delegates The program includes approximately 35 to 40 members each year and is open to all majors For more information contact Professor Mike McBride at 562 907 4854 Departmental Student Council Each year seven to nine students are elected as members of the Departmental Student Council The Council meets with the department to discuss curricular issues help interview job candidates and make recommendations on faculty who are up for tenure or promotion at the College For more information contact the department chair

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  • Research & Fieldwork | Whittier College
    training center provides backdrop for warfare class Read more Meet Our Alumni Whittier s political science graduates have entered careers in government politics law teaching and related areas Learn more A Moment That Would Mark History Nixon Fellows Daniel Jacob Kulick 13 and Carlee Shults 14 visit the nation s capitol for the inauguration of Barack Obama Read more Prev Next In This Section Political Science Mobile About Majors Minors Preview of Courses Honor Society Clubs Organizations Faculty Research Fieldwork Internships Fellowships Study Abroad After Whittier Support You are here Home Academics Political Science Research Fieldwork Research Fieldwork On 26 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments At Whittier College our student body works in close active collaboration with professors who are leaders in their fields Together this team of learners conducts research projects that push the boundaries of knowledge and inquiry For example select students support faculty members with their professional academic investigations At other times it is the faculty which assists the efforts of students in pursuing groundbreaking new research As a result of these experiences and with confidence in their own abilities Whittier students regularly go on to participate in conferences such as the Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research and other academic conclaves across the nation Students further interact with faculty members in programs that are part of the College s Centers of Distinction and take place at Garrett and Hartley Faculty Masters Houses on campus residences where professors live for a multi year term and coordinate and host an array of educational and social activities While students at large universities struggle merely to gain face time with professors here at Whittier students interact with the faculty personally and on a daily basis Academics in Action A MOMENT THAT WOULD MARK HISTORY Nixon Fellows Visit

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  • Internships & Fellowships | Whittier College
    Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni Political Science Homepage Slider Reality in Simulation Military training center provides backdrop for warfare class Read more Meet Our Alumni Whittier s political science graduates have entered careers in government politics law teaching and related areas Learn more A Moment That Would Mark History Nixon Fellows Daniel Jacob Kulick 13 and Carlee Shults 14 visit the nation s capitol for the inauguration of Barack Obama Read more Prev Next In This Section Political Science Mobile About Majors Minors Preview of Courses Honor Society Clubs Organizations Faculty Research Fieldwork Internships Fellowships Study Abroad After Whittier Support You are here Home Academics Political Science Internships Fellowships Internships Fellowships On 26 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments Internships Political science majors have held a variety of internships including with the U S State Department the U S Department of Energy the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR local government political campaigns and community organizations While there is no guarantee of an internship the department works closely with students to find such opportunities and usually can provide academic credit for the internship Political science majors also volunteer for a number of community service projects including work for Habitat for Humanity and programs to help feed the homeless Two political science majors recently established the campus chapter of STAND an organization devoted to raising awareness about the Darfur region in Sudan Learn more about the internship process at the Center for Career Planning Internships And to locate volunteer opportunities in and around Whittier College please visit the Center for Engagement with Communities Fellowships Whittier s Director of Fellowships along with faculty and staff advisors is

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  • Study Abroad | Whittier College
    Alumni Get Involved Our Alumni Poet Awards Benefits Services Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni Political Science Homepage Slider Reality in Simulation Military training center provides backdrop for warfare class Read more Meet Our Alumni Whittier s political science graduates have entered careers in government politics law teaching and related areas Learn more A Moment That Would Mark History Nixon Fellows Daniel Jacob Kulick 13 and Carlee Shults 14 visit the nation s capitol for the inauguration of Barack Obama Read more Prev Next In This Section Political Science Mobile About Majors Minors Preview of Courses Honor Society Clubs Organizations Faculty Research Fieldwork Internships Fellowships Study Abroad After Whittier Support You are here Home Academics Political Science Study Abroad Study Abroad On 26 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments Travel throughout multiple countries cultural exchange foreign language immersion unique academic adventures all of these are hallmarks of the international study experience For the last 50 years in keeping with its mission to prepare students for a global society and evolving workplace Whittier College has sponsored study abroad opportunities placing qualified students in locations throughout five continents or at sea for a semester year summer or January or May Interim session of international academic experience While abroad Whittier students have also had opportunities to complete international internships conduct and publish professional research and been offered foreign graduate school and work opportunities International Programs in Political Science Students of political science can study abroad in countries that include Chile China Germany India Peru Russia Spain Taiwan United Kingdom For a comprehensive list of study abroad programs

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  • Political Science Latest News | Whittier College
    Latest News Monday January 18 2016 Expert in Emerging Democracies Returns to Campus to Teach Fellow Poets Alumnus Jose Garzon 77 is a scholar practitioner of democratic governance and conflict resolution with three decades of foreign affairs experience He is back at Whittier College to teach the JanTerm political science course Emerging Democracies More Monday January 11 2016 Faculty Members Lead Travel Courses During JanTerm The study abroad experience has long been a hallmark of the liberal arts curriculum and a rite of passage for many American undergraduates In addition to the traditional semester long experience Whittier College offers student the opportunity to More Tuesday October 27 2015 Whittier Hosts Students and Families at Preview Day Coinciding with the College s Whittier Weekend festivities the Office of Admission and Financial Aid hosted their annual Whittier Preview Day one of their signature on campus events Approximately 300 high school students and guests visited More Wednesday October 21 2015 The College to Host Waking the Green Tiger Filmmakers The programming is part of the College s Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment During the week of November 16 20 2015 Whittier College s Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment LIASE program will host award More Tuesday October 13 2015 Not as Trumpertaining but Still Relevant The First Democratic Presidential Primary Debate by Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science Sara Angevine The Democratic Presidential Primary debate is tonight and the five candidates all reflect different components of the diverse Democratic Party that is all the white components More Wednesday October 7 2015 Whittier College Receives 2 6M Title V Grant from the Department of Education The award will significantly increase the College s capacity for STEM learning and research The Department of Education s Title V Hispanic Serving Institutions

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