Learn about Political Science at MSU Denver
Political science is the study of government, public policy, and the political behavior of both individuals and groups at all levels of community life. By employing humanistic and scientific perspectives to study nations and their sub-divisions, as well as regions of the world and international relations, students in the political science program acquire critical skills in analysis and communication which allow them to think independently and tolerantly about current affairs in our diverse world.
Degrees and programs offered
The Department of Political Science offers both a major (minimum 36 credit hours) and a minor (minimum 21 credit hours). The department also offers a minor in Public Affairs & Administration, a minor in Native American Studies, and a minor in Leadership.
Internships and education opportunities
In addition to offering a full range of classes at all MSUDenver sites, the department offers extensive internship and cooperative education opportunities, as well as a variety of special activities, including a summer program in Washington, D.C. The department also sponsors chapters of the Student Political Science Association and the National Political Science Honor Society (ПΣΑ). The department, in cooperation with a number of student organizations, also invites noteworthy speakers to campus and generates numerous educational and social events which reflect the college’s diverse student body. The department sponsors the Model Arab League and Model U.N. programs, provides pre-law advising to the campus at large, and houses the Golda Meir Center for Political Leadership. Yearly, the department awards the Golda Meir Student Leadership Award.
- Community Relations Director
- Government Official
- Political Representative
- University Professor
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PSC316S: Dictatorship to Democracy in Argentina | May 18-19, 2016 | 3 credit hours
This course covers the roots of authoritatianism in Argentina, with a particular focus on the military government that ruled from 1975 through 1983. Contact Dr. Amy Erkert (303-556-3156) for more information.