Political Science

Political Science

Muhlenberg College
2400 Chew Street
Ettinger Building, 3rd Floor
Allentown, PA 18104
Phone: (484) 664-3066 FAX: (484) 664-3536



Dr. Herrick with student Steven (Jinbai) Li '19 at the faculty author reception to celebrate the publication of Dr. Herrick's book, China's Peaceful Rise: Perceptions, Policy and Misperceptions, October 28, 2016.


MISSION STATEMENT

The Muhlenberg Political Science Department takes seriously the mission of a liberal arts education: cultivating thoughtful, articulate, active, and responsible citizens. By introducing students to the tools of the discipline -- its theories, concepts and research methods – political science enables students to explore the power relationships, institutional arrangements, social-economic conditions and ideological commitments that shape public policy, political action and public argument in a diverse and globally interdependent society. The Department offers courses and independent and collaborative research experiences emphasizing the development of writing skills, critical thinking, and active and intelligent engagement with issues affecting contemporary public life.

Political Science


Great Teachers, Great Courses

For many students, the course in Documentary Research is their first foray into making media.
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Students in Jeremy Teissére's 'Mind and Brain' course have quite a challenge - can the experience of consciousness be narrowed down to 100 billion neurons?
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Great Teachers, Great Courses...

Dr. Roland Kushner knows that management skills can't be taught in a vacuum.
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Professor Dan Wilson’s students don’t just read about history; they learn from those who lived it.
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Great Teachers, Great Courses...

What insights can worms provide about tissue and organ systems in the human body?
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Great Teachers, Great Courses...

For many students in Dr. Douglas Ovens' class, this is their first musical experience at Muhlenberg.
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Great Teachers, Great Courses...

Dr. Niesenbaum's Field Biology and Plant Ecology class is just one of many to use the 63-acre Graver Arboretum.
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Dr. Amy Hark wants her students to look beyond the classroom and see the impact the subjects they are studying have in the wider world.
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Students in Dr. George Benjamin’s class are mastering more than basic computer science skills. They’re learning about programming and robotics by focusing on problem sets.
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Dr. Daniel Doviak, assistant professor of philosophy at Muhlenberg College, invites his environmental philosophy students to study the relationship between humanity and the world they occupy.
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