Oct 05, 2022  
Whittier College Catalog 2021-2022 
Whittier College Catalog 2021-2022 ARCHIVED CATALOG

Department of Political Science

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Sara Angevine

Neil Cogan

Jeffrey Hanlon

Michael McBride, Chair

Deborah L. Norden


Plato once suggested that the wise who refuse to participate in the affairs of government are punished by having to live under the rule of fools. The Political Science Department hopes to develop wisdom in its own majors and all students so that they may be effective participants in the political world, whether as practitioners of politics or as citizens in their community. To this end, the Department acquaints students with the nature of political behavior and the substance of politics through the systematic analysis of political phenomena. The Department supports special programs such as Model United Nations, internships, field research experience, and participation in Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. The Department also provides background and career guidance for such areas as law, public and international administration, planning and policy-making, politics, teaching, journalism, pure and applied research, and related fields.



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