College of Charleston Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science was established at the College of Charleston in 1970. The Geography Program was established in 2007 and has three full time Geography faculty. Together, the Department of Political Science and the Geography Program have grown from a faculty of 5 to a faculty of 21, with additional adjunct faculty with special expertise in Geographic Information Science (GIS), history, the law, and political philosophy. We serve over 300 undergraduate majors, support two graduate programs (Master of Public Administration and Master of Environmental Studies), and numerous interdisciplinary programs (e.g. African Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Environmental Studies).

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Perspective | Trump has made my political science students skeptical — of the Constitution

A changing perspective on our founding documents? Here is one professor's opinion...

washingtonpost.com They used to love the Federalist Papers. Now they see holes in the essays' arguments.

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A-Z Databases

During the Spring Semester the College of Charleston participated in a campuswide trial of HeinOnline, the world's largest fully searchable, image-based government document and legal research database. Given the popularity of the trial, the College of Charleston Libraries has subscribed to HeinOnline. This resource provides comprehensive coverage of U.S. statutory materials, U.S. Congressional Documents and the US Congressional Serial Set, more than 2,700 scholarly journals, all of the world's constitutions, all U.S. treaties, collections of classic treatises and presidential documents, and more.



You may access HeinOnline from the Library’s A-Z Databases List: http://libguides.library.cofc.edu/az.php?a=h

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Kathlene Dorking on her first week in Gulu

Kathlene Dorking writes about her first week in Gulu working for an NGO in this week's study abroad update: http://blogs.cofc.edu/africanstudies/2019/06/03/kathlene-dorking-on-her-first-week-in-gulu/

blogs.cofc.edu Today marks the end to our first week in Gulu and our first week working with local non-governmental organizations (NGOs). It has been quite an adjustment transitioning from our stay in Kigali to G…

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Cookie Desai Reflects on Visit to Rwandan Reconciliation Village

CofC students are abroad with Dr. Christopher Day in Rwanda. They recently visited the Reconciliation Village outside Kigali where survivors and perpetrators are working through the devastating effects of the Tutsi genocide. Cookie Desai, a political science major, reflects on the process in this update: http://blogs.cofc.edu/africanstudies/2019/05/30/cookie-desai-reflects-on-visit-to-rwandan-reconciliation-village/

blogs.cofc.edu The Tutsi genocide in Rwanda resulted in a divided country for both perpetrators and survivors of the genocide. After the genocide’s official end, perpetrators returned to their homes alongside sur…

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CofC Cheerleading Team Ranks Fourth in National Competition

Congrats to CofC political science major and cheerleader Camryn Snell!

today.cofc.edu The College of Charleston cheerleading team took home fourth place at the National Cheerleaders Association Collegiate National Championship.

Graduation 2019

Graduation 2019

Graduation 2019

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!!! We couldn't be more proud! Photos to be added as they come in! Send to Tracey at [email protected]

Political science majors Alexandra Helfgott and Tripp Keeffe with inspiring words at today’s Commencement.

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Commencement Information - College of Charleston

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR FABULOUS GRADUATES! Details on the ceremonies can be found here: http://cofc.edu/commencement/information/index.php#spring ENJOY THE MOMENT!

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» Alumni Spotlight: Stephen Osborne ’73 Political Science

New alumni spotlight whom many of you know and love! http://blogs.cofc.edu/polisci/2019/05/08/alumni-spotlight-stephen-osborne-73/

blogs.cofc.edu Interim President Stephen Osborne ‘73, or President Oz as he likes to be called, brought a unique perspective to his role as President as both an alum of the college as well as a former administrator. As he prepared to end his time as president and turn the reins over to incoming President Hsu, he...

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The politics of climate change.... Attend next year's Environmental Policy Research Group meetings to be involved in this research and more!

At the Arctic Council in Finland, foreign ministers lined up to talk about the threat of climate change. But they couldn't mention it in an official joint declaration because the U.S. objected.

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Record Number of CofC Students Receive Fulbright Awards

Congrats to political science major Alexandra Helfgott on this well deserved award!

today.cofc.edu Four students and one graduate from the College of Charleston earned Fulbright Awards for the 2019-2020 academic year, which will fund their overseas work for the coming year.

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» Gallery of Senior Spotlights Political Science

Have you been enjoying our senior spotlights this year? Check out the Gallery of Senior Spotlights now posted on our blog! Congrats to all our wonderful seniors on their accomplishments and their upcoming graduation in just a few weeks.

blogs.cofc.edu All year long we’ve been featuring some of our amazing seniors in our weekly senior spotlights. Check out the gallery below to see everyone we’ve highlighted this year. Click on any senior spotlight tile to learn more about the student. Congratulations to all our wonderful seniors on their upcom...

Some photos from last night's Awards Ceremony and Reception.  Thank you to all the family and friends who came to support our fabulous students. Congratulations to all our award winners!

Some photos from last night's Awards Ceremony and Reception. Thank you to all the family and friends who came to support our fabulous students. Congratulations to all our award winners!

Congrats to all our student award winners!

Due to the inclement weather, the campus has closed and this event has been cancelled.

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Environmental Activist Winona LaDuke to Visit the College of Charleston

Sometimes announcements miss our weekly newsletter, but they're too important to be ignored. Winona LaDuke, this Wednesday, 4 pm in Rita, 101.

today.cofc.edu Former vice presidential candidate Winona LaDuke will visit the College of Charleston courtesy of the Sustainability Literacy Institute.

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Self-Identity, Personal Growth Inspires Student Research

Fabulous article about yet another Moore Conference presenter: Samantha Anyim. In case you missed her presentation, she's giving it again at the Department of Psychology's Student Awards and Research Day this Wednesday, April 17th from 4-6:30 at the Stern Center.

today.cofc.edu Samantha Anyim and other College of Charleston psychology students will present their research on Student Awards and Research Day, April 17, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Stern Center Ballroom.

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College of Charleston Student Veteran Finds Purpose Helping Afghan Women

...and, in addition to ALL THIS, Rebekah Edmondson and her friend, Kyle McKibben (also mentioned in the story), were FIRST PLACE winners for BEST PRESENTATION at the William V. Moore Student Research Conference just last week!

Student-veteran Rebekah Edmondson found new life as a civilian after enrolling at CofC. Her experience as a student and veteran has empowered her to focus on...

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AMW flier.pdf

Sorry all, the event has been cancelled as the College is closed due to the weather.
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Photos from the 2019 Moore Undergraduate Student Research Conference on April 12th, 2019

2019 Moore Conference

Join us this Thursday in Alumni (Randolph) Hall as we celebrate our amazing students! Light refreshments will be provided.

This week's senior spotlight is Kendall Ann Bailey from Moss Point, MS. Kendall Ann is a double major in political science and international studies, and is applying for jobs as a paralegal after graduation. Check out the photo below to learn how walking into the wrong room at orientation led to Kendall Ann becoming a political science major! Want to learn more about being a political science major at CofC? Go to polisci.cofc.edu

Thanks to all our student presenters and to our keynote speaker Tyler Jones!

Panels underway at the Moore Conference. A lot of great research being presented.

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Voting for Political Science Club is OPEN through next Monday!!!!

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Consider each candidate and their platform carefully as we want to have the best candidates on the Executive Board and a true reflection of what the student body wants!

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Congrats to the CofC Model UN Club!

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For 2020, Most Democrats Prefer an Experienced Political Insider

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morningconsult.com Two-thirds of Democrats said it’s important that the party’s nominee has decades of political experience under his or her belt. And while Trump stormed the gates of the GOP during the 2016 presidential primary riding his outsider status to victory, Democrats are putting a premium on proximity to...

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I'm told that less students will vote in the Run-Off Election than did last week. Let's prove them wrong! Voting is open now through tomorrow at 5 pm. Instructions are below:

Voting will take place on Cougar Connect. Start the voting process by logging into your account at https://cougarconnect.cofc.edu/

Once you log in, you’ll see the election banner. Click on the name of the ballot to begin the voting process. First, read the instructions for the ballot, and then click “Next.” View your options, and be sure to make note of any additional information that might be provided about a candidate. Make your selections by filling out the form questions.

When you’re done making your selections, you will have the ability to review your selections before casting your final votes. You can make changes to a selection by clicking on the name of that individual ballot. When you're ready, click “Vote” to secure your selections and your votes will be recorded.

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This week's senior spotlight is Olivia Liska, a double major in political science and international studies from Lexington, KY. Olivia decided to become a political science major after taking Dr. John Creed's World Politics class. Check out the photo to see Olivia's advice about taking classes you're interested in and getting involved on campus! Want to learn more about being a political science major? Go to polisci.cofc.edu

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The Election Commission encourages you to take the time to vote for your 2019-2020 Student Government Association officers and senators. The ballot is open until April 4, 2019 at 5:00 PM. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact [email protected]. Voting instructions are listed below.

Voting will take place on Cougar Connect. Start the voting process by logging into your account at https://cougarconnect.cofc.edu/

Once you log in, you’ll see the election banner. Click on the name of the ballot to begin the voting process. First, read the instructions for the ballot, and then click “Next.” View your options, and be sure to make note of any additional information that might be provided about a candidate. Make your selections by filling out the form questions.

When you’re done making your selections, you will have the ability to review your selections before casting your final votes. You can make changes to a selection by clicking on the name of that individual ballot. When you're ready, click “Vote” to secure your selections and your votes will be recorded.

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Convocation Taksler.pdf

Convocation is TODAY at 4 pm in Rita 101.
All majors are required to attend; everyone else is welcome!
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TakslerFlierUpdated.pdf

If you missed the screenings of Tickling Giants, watch it on YouTube (FREE) or Amazon Prime (FREE for subscribers!). REMINDER: Don't miss convocation, a required event for all majors! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LS3qgrwz8pgoM_uUITiXrIPPy_fae8Vk

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FeMo Program 2019 (4).pdf

Feminism in Motion! TODAY, from 3-7, Alumni Center
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This week's senior spotlight is Julia Ferguson from Norwalk, CT. Julia is a double major in political science and communication. Although she originally didn't intend to study political science, her first year experience course convinced her to give the major a try. Check out the post below to learn more about Julia! Interested in learning more about being a political science major? Go to polisci.cofc.edu

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» We Missed You! Faculty Updates from Sabbatical Political Science

Did you notice a few familiar faces missing around the Political Science Department this year? A few of our faculty have been on sabbatical this academic year. Check out the article below to see the updates they shared with us about how they've been spending their time! http://blogs.cofc.edu/polisci/2019/03/27/we-missed-you-faculty-updates-from-sabbatical/

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Flier2_3.12.2019.pdf

Two screenings of Sara Taksler's documentary, Tickling Giants, have been scheduled: One screening is TONIGHT from 6-8 in MYBK 316 and the other is on MONDAY, April 1st from 4:30-6:30 in ECTR 118. Sara is our convocation speaker on Wednesday, April 3rd. See details here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1D-NxkmOmE1dvXemLFEX5ckpGca_xtJnq/view?usp=sharing

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ArlindaLocklear.pdf

Ever wondered what it was like to argue a case before the Supreme Court? Join CofC Friends of the Library for a talk given by alumnus Arlinda Locklear, the first Native American woman to argue before the Supreme Court. The talk will be held in Addlestone Library Rm 227 TODAY at 5 pm. PPLW and pre-law students are especially encouraged to attend!

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This week's senior spotlight is Adam Gainey from Hartsville, SC. Adam concentrated in Politics, Philosophy, and Law and will be attending the University of South Carolina Law School in the fall. Check out the post below to see how Adam's political science internship fueled his legal career path! Interested in learning more about being a political science major? Go to polisci.cofc.edu

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» Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Annette Watson Political Science

Senior Catie Hutchison found out some fascinating details during her interview with Dr. Annette Watson and writes about them here in this Faculty Spotlight.
http://blogs.cofc.edu/polisci/2019/03/15/faculty-spotlight-dr-annette-watson/

blogs.cofc.edu If you’re looking for geography professor Dr. Annette Watson, you’ll have to search anywhere from the salmon-filled Yukon River in Alaska to the banks of the marshy Stono River near Charleston. If you’re on campus you might find her in the political science building or over in SSMB where she f...

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