Majors, Programs, and Departments

Politics

The study of politics includes a broad range of subject matter, including American politics, political theory, comparative politics, international relations, public policy, and political economy. The Department of Politics is committed to interdisciplinary approaches to the study of these subjects, and is prepared to accept, for example, courses in history, economics, and legal studies towards completion of the major.

Students are advised to consult with their major adviser in order to choose a set of courses that best serves their interests, academic goals, and career objectives. The Politics major at Scripps College encourages students to take advantage of study abroad and internship opportunities that complement their major study.

Dual and Double Majors

Dual and double programs combining politics with a wide range of other majors are possible, but require early planning and careful selection of courses. A double major requires that the student complete all requirements for each program, including Senior Seminar and Senior Thesis, but may have two courses that overlap. A dual major allows the student to combine majors in completing one senior seminar and one senior thesis.

Scripps Faculty

Mark Golub
Associate Professor of Politics
Chair, Department of Politics

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David Andrews
Director, European Union Center of California
Gabrielle Marie-Louise Jungels-Winkler Chair in Contemporary European Studies
Professor of International Relations
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Nancy Neiman Auerbach
Professor of International Political Economy
Mary W. Johnson Professorship in Teaching

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Thomas Kim
Associate Professor of Politics

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Sumita Pahwa
Assistant Professor of Politics

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Vanessa Tyson
Assistant Professor of Politics

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Cristina Nicolescu Waggonner
Visiting Lecturer in Politics

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