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 348

Pol of Russia and East Europe

Instructor
Ceka

Comparative analysis of the political systems, political economies, and the post-communist trajectories of Russia and other former communist countries in Europe.

Satisfies a requirement in the Russian Studies major and minor.
Satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought requirement.
Counts toward…

POL 365

Intl Relations of Asia Pacific

Instructor
Rigger

Considers the foreign policies of and relationships among nations in the Asia-Pacific region.

Spring 2021

This course is most suitable for students who are able attend synchronously. Some required course materials are not available in some geographic areas…

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…