Welcome to Political Science
The political science department offers courses in American, Comparative and International Politics taught by skilled faculty with diverse ideas, teaching methods, and philosophies who are dedicated to quality teaching. Our courses critically analyze American and global political phenomena and how these phenomena affect our daily lives. Our classes feature active learning including Model United Nations; moot court and congressional hearing simulations; debates; internships; and service learning.
Our department sponsors roundtable discussions on current political issues from the elections to global poverty, economic crisis, and the Arab Spring. The department has brought to campus internationally recognized human rights and women’s rights leaders, grassroots activists, renowned scholars, members of Congress, municipal officials, state legislators, regulators, and judges.
Our students are actively involved on campus and in the community through the Political Science Academy, Pre-Law Society, Amnesty International, Student Government Association, and other groups.
- March 21Salem State Students Participate in National Young Feminist Leadership Conference
- March 12Study and Travel Institute: Experiencing Wildlife on Cape Cod
- 6AprDiscussion: Europe's Muslims
- 15AprDr. Naomi Oreskes, “Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming”