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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

community engagement photoPolitical 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.

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Courses Spotlight: Spring 2017


POLS 3020 NEIGHBORHOOD DEMOCRACY
TH/10:45 AM-12:05 PM
Luke Garrott
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
MW/01:25PM-02:45PM
Edmund Fong
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.

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  • Professor Receives ASPA FellowshipProfessor Receives ASPA Fellowship

    Congratulations to assistant professor David Carter, who just received the American Society for Public Administrations Founders' Fellowship for 2017.

  • Conozca El Sistema ElectoralConozca El Sistema Electoral

    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.

  • Racial Tension in the ElecitonRacial Tension in the Election

    Political science associate professor Edmund Fong speaks with Good4Utah on the racially charged rhetoric that has been central through this election cycle.

  • Lina Svedin on Brexit Implications for Utah BusinessLina Svedin on Brexit Implications for Utah Business

    Associate professor of political science Lina Svedin participated in a panel presentation and discussion at the World Trade Center Utah for the Utah business community on August 2nd. The topic was “Implications of ‘Brexit’ for Utah businesses”.

 

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