WELCOME TO THE GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT
Spring Department Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm, closed
12-1pm for lunch
Applications are now being accepted for Department Scholarships. Please see the Scholarships page for more information and applications. Applications should be submitted by noon on Friday, March 20, 2015 to Tahoe Hall 3104.
Applications are now available for the department's Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha. Please see the Honor Society page for eligilibity information and the application. Applications should be submitted by noon on Friday, April 3, 2015 to Tahoe Hall 3104.
Our Department expects to turn politically interested and concerned students into politically literate college graduates, whatever their career plans or other interests. Specifically, training in Government courses should equip students with analytical skills including (1) the ability to recognize and understand the use of theory, analytic frames and models and their use to interpret and understand political phenomena; (2) the ability to recognize the importance of and to weigh the worth of evidence marshaled to support or oppose an argument; and (3) the ability coherently to systematize and accumulate political information and knowledge and to use this stock of knowledge to better understand the political world. With these skills you can undertake a variety of careers.