Welcome to the Political Science Department
At Wittenberg, the study of the science of politics, foreign and public policy, international relations, governmental structures and political parties is broken down into four concentration areas: comparative politics, international relations, political theory and law, and American politics.
Many of Wittenberg's political science students study abroad or participate in summer internships - in the United States and abroad. Likewise, many internship placements in Washington, D.C., available each year, are extremely popular and offer unparalleled experience.
Faculty and Student News
65th Annual Student Conference on U.S. Affairs
Political Science major, Tiana Cherry '14, represented Wittenberg at The United States Military Academy at West Point for the 65th Annual Student Conference on U.S. Affairs (SCUSA). The purpose of this conference is to facilitate interaction and constructive discussion between student delegates from universities around the world and West Point cadets. The participants spend four days intensively debating and formulating policy recommendations that realistically model American strategic response to significant national and global challenges. Read more...
2013-14 Wittenberg University Laatsch Faculty Scholar
I am very pleased to recognize Political Science Professor Dr. Bin Yu as the 2013-2014 Wittenberg University Laatsch Faculty Scholar. This marks the second time that he has been honored with the award, having also received it in 2006. Professor Bin Yu joined the Wittenberg faculty in 1991. He has spent his time investing in the Political Science Department as well as East Asian Studies. His next book will be published in 2014, The Transition from Western Sovietology to Russianology. In the last two years, Dr. Yu has published 17 articles, Read more...
2013 Collegium Award for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching
The Faculty Development Board is pleased to announce that the winner of the third Collegium Award for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching is Associate Professor of Political Science, Heather Wright. The Collegium Award recognizes outstanding teaching as well as a faculty member’s commitment to growing and improving as a teaching scholar. Read more...