Welcome to the Political Science Department
The Political Science Department offers a program of study that provides students with an opportunity to explore politics and government from multiple vantage points – at the grassroots, the nation-state, and the global community – and from a variety of theoretical, conceptual, comparative, historical, and experiential perspectives.
Why Political Science at Haverford: Faculty Research
You'll explore a dynamic and wide-ranging curriculum that reflects and is enriched by the active research agendas of faculty members who have produced numerous prestigious publications within the past two years. More on Faculty Research >
Why Political Science at Haverford: Curriculum
There are more than a dozen new courses in cutting-edge areas such as global governance, terrorism, Islam and democracy, politics and the arts, and mobilization politics. More on Curriculum >
Why Political Science at Haverford: Student Research
We emphasize student research by requiring all majors to take two advanced-level, research seminars and a senior thesis to be undertaken in close collaboration with a faculty member. More on Student Research >
Why Political Science at Haverford: Course Offerings
A unique array of course offerings combines classroom learning with an experiential component featuring, for example, internships with grassroots organizations in Philadelphia and field trips to Guatemala and Venezuela. More on Courses >
Inside PoliSci @ Haverford
Sketches on Courses lets you take a look at what Political Science courses are really like.
The senior thesis represents the capstone of the Political Science major. Learn more about process.
Find out what recent and upcoming publications are in the works from Political Science faculty.
Digging for the Future: Memory, Denial, and Hope in Guatemala. A student film in 8 Parts. Total Running Time: 31:28.
The Benjamin R. Collins Professor of Social Sciences and associate professor of political science writes about the genocide trial of Gen. Efraín Ríos Montt, who led Guatemala in the early 1980s.
Associate Professor of Political Science Susanna D. Wing, author of a book about Mali, has become a sought-after media source on the crisis in that West African country.
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