Department of Political Science
Welcome to the
Political Science Department, one of the most exciting, engaging, and
popular areas of study at Hope College.
talented faculty's passion
for teaching plays out in a diverse range of perspectives, styles,
and approaches to the
classroom. Our professors
are also active scholars who regularly publish and present their work
topics such as the U.S. Supreme Court, the role of faith in politics,
global poverty, and the status of women in developing countries.
Please note: Dr. Paula Booke is on a leave of absence for Fall
2013 and Spring 2014.
research with students is an important part of this process
strong focus on establishing one-on-one relationships
- Students have unparalleled
opportunities for applying their interests in political science
outside the classroom. In addition to the the highly-regarded Washington
Honors Semester, the department offers individualized internship
programs in Africa and South America, the student-led Model
United Nations program, and local campaign management internships.