• To better understand urban politics on public housing, students enrolled in Politics 234 visited the former site of Chicago’s Robert Taylor Homes on the city’s South Side. Students were able to see first hand the scarcity of resources available to residents of this Chicago community and the new mixed-income developments being built where the projects once stood.

Our students draw on a firm grounding in political theory and historical context to gain insights into such topics as African politics, Islamic fundamentalism, and the role of mass media in American politics.

Politics students take their grounding in American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory, and public law to research with faculty and to off-campus opportunities, from part-time work in congressional or law offices to interning in Chicago agencies, like the Chicago Housing Authority.

Department News

  • March 8 
    Notes from Abroad is a new feature on the Off-Campus Programs website, in which we highlight small snippets of a student’s experience.  This week’s feature is from Camille Krier’17, a Politics major and Legal Studies and Philosophy minors student currently studying abroad in Botswana.More »
  • December 9 
    Assistant Professor of Politics and Chair of Islamic World Studies Fatima Rahman was interviewed by the Daily North Shore on December 7 about Muslims and ISIS. More »
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