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Professional Journal Critique

The Department hosts Critique, a nation-wide journal for political science students. Critique was granted professional recognition by the American Political Science Association. Learn more about Critique!

Annual Conference

The Department of Politics and Government hosts the Annual Conference for Students of Political Science in Spring semester of each year as a forum for the dissemination and discussion of research conducted by undergraduate and graduate students from both the United States and other nations. Learn more about conferences!

Action Research Opportunities

The Department is strongly committed to creating opportunities for students to foster their analytical skills and leadership abilities in structured programs outside the formal classroom such as professional practice internships, Study Abroad programs, and supervised independent studies. Learn more about internships and other opportunities!

Meet our Faculty

Department faculty are one of the most productive in the College of Arts and Sciences with current and retired faculty producing a significant number of peer reviewed books. Learn more about our Faculty!

New Legal Studies Major!

The Department's Paralegal Education Program now offers a major as well as a minor. Learn more about our Legal Studies Major!

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Legal Studies Major Haley Stratton Wins Paralegal Scholarship article thumbnail
Legal Studies Major Haley Stratton Wins Paralegal Scholarship
The Central Illinois Paralegal Association offers students in a Paralegal Studies program the [...]
Dr. Webber Publishes 2nd edition of Expanding Curriculum Theory article thumbnail
Dr. Webber Publishes 2nd edition of Expanding Curriculum Theory
Professor Julie Webber co-edited a book entitled Expanding Curriculum Theory, Second Edition. The [...]
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Grad Student Zaman Publishes in South Asia Journal
Graduate student Fahmida Zaman has published an article titled ‘Death of 1947 in Bangladesh’s [...]

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Monkey Post: Wang Discusses Japan’s Islands in Philippine Sea
Professor T.Y. Wang published a post in the Monkey Cage of the Washington Post on May 20, 2016.  The post is entitled “Japan is building tiny islands in the Philippine Sea. Here’s why”.  The piece shows a long-ignored: Japan has … Continue reading  

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