The Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics
- Academic Division: The Williams School
- Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts
- Academic Programs: Major Requirements
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The Department of Politics at Washington and Lee University teaches students to be informed and active citizens of a free society, able to think about politics with rigor and nuance. We offer a wide array of courses in American government, political philosophy, global politics, and statistics and methods. We encourage students to pursue their education in an interdisciplinary manner and we provide opportunities to augment their study in off-campus and experiential learning programs.
To this end, the Politics Department faculty:
- Offer a broad, robust political science curriculum.
- Structure the major in an interdisciplinary spirit and encourage students to take advantage of off-campus and foreign study programs.
- Teach in a responsive, solicitous manner.
- Engage and contribute to the study of politics in the broader scholarly community.
- Teach courses that enable students to demonstrate competency in: Research and Analysis Objectively Evaluating Information and Arguments and Formulating their own thesis Integrating Knowledge into a broader understanding of Politics
Monday, May 02, 2016
The following opinion piece by Robert Strong, William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, appeared in the May 1, 2016, edition of the Roanoke Times and is reprinted here by permission. A Catalog of Commentary on the 2016 Presidential Race by Robert A. Strong Remember when commentators thought the 2016 presidential election cycle would […]
Friday, March 25, 2016
S. N. Nyeck, assistant professor of political science at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, will lecture at Washington and Lee University as part of the Mellon Seminar on Human Rights in Africa. The event will be April 1 at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Mark Rush, Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law and director of international education at Washington and Lee, discussed President Obama's Supreme Court nominee on The Jimmy Barrett Morning Show on Thursday, March 17, at 7:05 a.m.