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Department of Political Science

Message from the Chair

Gibbs Knotts

Gibbs Knotts, Department Chair
Welcome to the Department of Political Science. Whether you are interested in American campaigns and elections or international human rights, global climate change or criminal justice, foreign policy or urban planning, Chinese politics or the politics of Africa, intelligence gathering or health policy, local community groups or international development agencies, the Department of Political Science has the courses and extracurricular programming for you. The faculty and staff in our department are committed to your success, both as a student in Charleston and for your life after college.  Our department has a large and distinguished alumni network and you can see some of their profiles featured in The College Today below. Read more

Alumni Profiles

Michelle Bloom C'13 - White House Intern
Nicholas Glover C'05 - Business Expansion Leader
Caroline Horres C'12 - Political Risk Analyst
Michael Huberman C'10 - Development Coordinator for ESPN Films
Anna Meacham C'07 - Director of PR at J.McLaughlin
Matthew McClellan C'08 - Special Assistant U.S. Attorney


Alumni Spotlight Interview with Courtney Alexander
Posted on 24 March 2015 | 9:19 am
Alumnus Courtney Alexander graduated in 2014 with a double major in Political Science and Communications. We recently caught up with Courtney to ask her about what she’s been doing since walking across the Cistern in May. What did you do after graduation? Immediately after graduation, I received a job offer to serve as the Field […]
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Faculty Spotlight Interview with David Hinton
Posted on 24 March 2015 | 9:00 am
David Hinton joined the College of Charleston as an adjunct instructor in August 2001 and is currently a visiting instructor. Since 2001, Professor Hinton has taught underclassmen and upperclassmen in over 100 classes such as American Government, Introduction to Political Thought, Contemporary Political Issues, World Politics, Honors Western Civilization, Politics and Theater in the 20th […]
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