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Department of Political Science King Center #502, Campus Box 190Denver, CO 80217
Politics pervades our daily lives, for good and ill. It links us all in a web of physical and cultural ecology. We cannot escape the politics of our common social life, but we can choose to take an active or a passive role. If active, our politics may be informed and creative or uninformed and habitual.
The University of Colorado Denver Political Science Department prepares students for informed and creative activism by providing them an opportunity to develop analytical skills. The program incorporates historical, quantitative, experimental, ethnographic, psychological, and creative methodologies while aiming to sensitize students to the essential questions of politics and life. Many of our graduates are community organizers, attorneys or public servants in local, state or federal government.
Undergraduates can pursue a couple of different avenues:
Our master of arts program (on campus traditional MA and off campus intensive weekend format MA with emphasis in politics and public policy) emphasizes building academic and practical skills in key areas of the discipline centering on the major fields of American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory and public policy.
Professor Michael Berry (with Co-Author Ken Bickers from CU Boulder) have recently published research on their election-forecasting model, predicting a Romney victory over Obama this fall. News coverage of the the Berry-Bickers elections forecast has included the Denver Post and the L.A. Times.
The Political Science Department is pleased to announce the successful completion of two summer 2012 study abroad trips, led by Political Science faculty. Professor Steve Thomas led a trip to Beijing, China, partnering with the school of business, to study business developments and the political-economy of China. Professor Tony Robinson led a trip to South Korea to study globalization dynamics versus traditional cultural life. These trips will be repeated in the summer of 2013, together with a trip to Berlin, Germany!
Christoph Stefes in The New York Times:
Why is the U.S. Losing the Green Race?
The Urban Citizen Program guides students in service-learning projects specific to Denver. Students in the program work to assist and partner with local non-profits and organizations that deal with Denver's societal issues.
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