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  • 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

  • December 14 Krista Grund-Wickramasekera
  • October 27 Sticks and Stones
    Students and faculty gathered to talk about one of the most debated ideas throughout American history—free speech—during an on-campus panel discussion, “Sticks and Stones: The Values and Limits of Free Speech,” on October 26. More »
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  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1199-"><img src="/live/image/gid/25/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,907,1083/31129_1658184_10202732451089835_1629191867_o.rev.1457474171.jpg" alt="Ally Bain" title="Ally Bain" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/25/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,907,1083/31129_1658184_10202732451089835_1629191867_o.rev.1457474171.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/25/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,907,1083/31129_1658184_10202732451089835_1629191867_o.rev.1457474171.jpg 3x" data-max-w="907" data-max-h="1083"/></a></span></span><div class="quote"><p> “The College has some of my all-time favorite professors and I still keep in touch with many of them.”</p></div><a class="recruit-link" href="/live/profiles/1199-">Ally’s professors helped prepare her for Northwestern Law School.</a>