Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Department of Political Science and International Affairs

Location: McKee 318

Email: HSS@unco.edu


Faculty: Brook Blair, Ph.D.; Richard Bownas, Ph.D.; Stan Luger, Ph.D.; Chelsea Welker, Ph.D.; Gregory Williams, Ph.D.

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Political Science studies the institutions and power relations that structure societies, along with sources of change. Political Scientists are, therefore, concerned with how public policy is made, its effects, and the values that undergird political thinking. The program emphasizes the development of critical thinking and writing skills. Our internship program allows students to get credit in a wide variety of governmental settings, from the local to the international, as well as on campaigns, with interest groups and other organizations.

The program values serious discussion of political issues among faculty and students and conducts many classes as discussions rather than as lectures. Instruction and research opportunities are offered in the art and science of politics and policymaking. Undergraduate research and instruction is conducted within four basic fields in political science:

  • American government, politics and policy
  • International relations, organizations and law
  • Comparative politics and policy
  • Political philosophy