The Department of Political Science at Furman University offers students the opportunity to explore the real world of politics--local to global. We as faculty members make it our mission to challenge each student to observe keenly, think critically, and communicate effectively. We engage students in classrooms where together we examine philosophical texts or analyze the latest election surveys. But we also take learning "on the road" to Washington, D.C., Brussels, and San Salvador where we observe and experience politics in action. Excellent teaching at Furman means great lectures, open discussions and close faculty-student relationships. In political science we also think it means exciting classroom simulations, quality internship programs and carefully-designed study abroad courses that invite students to learn through experience. Political Science at Furman is real world.
Follow the adventures of 1 PS faculty member and 6 Furman students as they travel to Iowa for Farm: May Experience.
Professors Akan Malici and Elizabeth Smith co-edit a new book about political science methodology. Click here to read more.
Furman University was named Private University of the Year for The Washington Center, an organization that provides college students with internships in the nation's capital. Read more [PDF]. To find out more about the internship program, please visit our Washington, DC web page.
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