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Political Science at Union

Political Science at Union

Lean more about majoring in Political Science, the courses, professors, activities of our students and political events happening around campus. Is there something else you want to know? Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. – Professor Michele Angrist, Department Chair

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Term in Washington DC

Term in Washington DC

Fascinated by politics, power, and policy-making? There’s no better place than Washington, DC to test your idealistic or cynical principles. Or you might want to see if the Washington political scene is a career after graduation. Each spring term, for ten weeks, the Political Science Department organizes an academic program in DC. Union students journey to help save the world, or sink into the political muck, or simply observe and interact with the many complexities and thrills that is Washington. Though the program is selective and competitive, all majors can apply, and no particular...

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Model UN

Model UN

Each year a select group of students prepares for and attends The National Model United Nations in New York City. More than 5000 students from over 300 colleges and universities around the world attend the conference. There, Union College students represent one of the countries of the world at a week of mock UN sessions which culminates with a day spent at the UN itself. The preparatory course for the simulation focuses on developing all the skills needed to be a strong delegate, including writing and research skills, debate techniques, and teamwork.   Read more: Model...

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The Senior Project

The Senior Project

The capstone of the political science major is the senior project, a two-term endeavor in which students are expected to conduct original research. Students pick their own topic and are closely supervised by a faculty member who is a specialist in that sub-field. Students employ a range of methods in conducting research for the senior project. Some students, for instance, travel outside the U.S. to gather information, others analyze large data sets, while others meticulously comb original texts. Students are also encouraged to consider less traditional projects. Over the years, some students...

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Foreign Experience

Foreign Experience

In the increasingly interconnected world it is essential for students to develop skills and have experiences that will make them familiar with the global community. Accordingly, majors are required to either learn a foreign language or participate in one of Union’s Term Abroad programs throughout the world, where courses or projects are often available concerning political questions. Faculty members sometimes serve as resident directors of these programs.

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