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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, public opinion or revolutionary protest, local community groups or international development agencies, the Department of Political Science has the faculty, the courses, and the extracurricular programming for you.
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Political Science alumni and students intern with the Office of Sustainability this summer
Posted on 18 July 2014 | 2:38 pm
Some political science students have taken an interest in careers in the area of sustainability, exploring their options through internships across the Lowcountry. Three political science majors and three recent political science graduates are interning right here at the College of Charleston’s Office of Sustainability this summer. KENDALL AXT, Sustainability Intern Kendall graduated from the […]
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Shrimping in the classroom
Posted on 4 June 2014 | 8:46 am
“Who knew Shrimping could be such a lightning rod in the classroom. Farm raised vs wild caught got students riled up about the impact of  imported farmed raised shrimp on the shrimpers in Charleston; whether imported farmed raised tasted better than locally wild caught shrimp; and whether local acquaculture was the answer to local shrimpers […]
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