The Department of Political Science at the University of Utah
Political science studies the world of politics and government. Political scientists study the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship, the uses and abuses of power, relations between nations, and many other important topics. Political science is a broad area of study that provides excellent preparation for a variety of career paths in business, government, and the non-profit sector.
A New Area of Emphasis: Community Involvement and Nonprofit Leadership
Political Science has a new area of emphasis in Community Involvement and Nonprofit Leadership. This emphasis fits with both the department of political science and the University of Utah's mission of fostering student engagement with the community and educating students to be prepared for careers in the nonprofit and public service sectors.
Courses Spotlight: Spring 2017
POLS 3020 NEIGHBORHOOD DEMOCRACY
TH/10:45 AM-12:05 PM
This course aims to educate students in the study of normative democratic theory and the practice in local processes of democracy.
POLS 3190 RACIAL/ETHNIC POLITICS
Role of Blacks, Latinos, American Indians, and Asian Pacific Americans in American politics. Topics include constitutional status, citizenship, equality, identity, adaptation, suffrage, participation, representation, coalition, and conflict.
While media headlines criticize Congressional processes, assistant professor James Curry argues that Congress still makes laws just as it always has.
Congratulations to assistant professor David Carter, who just received the American Society for Public Administrations Founders' Fellowship for 2017.
Associate professor and Center for Latin American Studies Director Claudio Holzner recently did an interview with the Spanish-language news station Telemundo10 about presidential candidate Evan McMullin.
Political science associate professor Edmund Fong speaks with Good4Utah on the racially charged rhetoric that has been central through this election cycle.