Political Science

"The general principles of any study you may learn by books at home;
 but the detail, the color, the tone, the air, the life which makes it live in us,
you must catch all these from those in whom it already lives."

 -John Henry Newman The Idea of a University, 1854

We are glad you have an interest in exploring what the Political Science department at Rhodes has to offer. Our program is very popular, which is the result of engaging courses offered by an exceptionally strong teaching faculty. Our courses focus on American politics, political and moral thought, and law. We run our own internship program which places students in offices and organizations related to public affairs, as well as the local offices of Tennessee′s two senators and Memphis′s representative.

The department can help open doors to careers and higher educational opportunities for students who possess the motivation and drive. We have sent our students to the top law and graduate schools, but many of our majors head straight to Washington, D.C., and others find rewarding employment in a wide variety of other careers.

We invite and encourage you to browse through the pages of our site. You′ll find an overview of the crucial and intriguing questions that students will tackle in each course, information about the Political Science Major, get examples of what some of our Political Science graduates are doing today, and so much more.

Please feel free to contact any of us to learn more about our program and the college.

~ Faculty and Staff of the Political Science Department