The Political Science Department offers courses and seminars that cover political theory, various aspects of the American political system, government and politics in foreign countries, and international relations. 

Political science is one of the largest majors at Davidson College. The political science curriculum prepares students for a wide range of careers. Our alumni populate high-level positions in the government and in international organizations, are CEOs and innovative entrepreneurs in the private sector, and are leaders in the non-profit sector.

Courses You Might Take

POL 462

Statebuilding & Peacebuilding

Instructor
Menkhaus

An exploration of the politics, policies, debates, and controversies surrounding humanitarian interventionism, including emergency relief operations, refugee politics, UN peace operations, and emerging global norms and enforcement mechanisms on war crimes, war economies, and human rights violations. Case studies…

POL 291

Politics of the Middle East

Instructor
Toska

Survey of contemporary political and economic issues facing the Middle East, including international relations of the Middle East.

Sub-field = International and Comparative
Satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought requirement.
Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.
Provides credit towards the Arab Studies…

POL 182

Intro to Research Methods

Instructors
Bersch, Ceka, Crowder-Meyer, O'Geen, Toska

The framework of social science analysis, and the use of statistics for studying political problems. Topics range from research design and hypothesis testing to correlation and multiple regression.

Satisfies the Mathematical and Quantitative Thought requirement. 
Satisfies…