College of Liberal Arts
Beyond the Classroom
From campus clubs to internships and projects, students in the Mount’s political science department go far beyond the classroom!
On Campus and Beyond
- Maryland Student Legislature (statewide)
- European Union Simulation (East Coast)
- Model Arab League (East Coast)
- Departmental Issues Nights on national and global issues
- Annual Great Decisions program on American foreign policy
- Political Science Club
- International Affairs Organization
- College Republicans and College Democrats
- Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society
- Study abroad programs
- Connect theory and practice. … Sharpen your writing, verbal communication and analytical skills. … Begin developing professional networks. Emmitsburg puts you in reach of internships in Washington, D.C., Annapolis and elsewhere. Recent sites include:
- Maryland Catholic Conference
- U.S. Department of State
- Italian Embassy
- City of Frederick, Md.
- JAG Corps at Ft. Detrick, Md.
- European Union Commission (Washington, D.C.)
- Embassy of the United States in the United Kingdom (London)
- Maryland State Senate offices
- United States Congressional offices
Recent Senior Projects
- An examination of the role played by art in the transformation of South African society from apartheid to majority rule
- The effect of HIV/AIDS on Uganda’s economy
- Is the Neoliberal economic and political paradigm an appropriate development model for Latin America?
- The relationship between state rates of execution and capital crimes: Is the death penalty a deterrent to crime?
- Why did Oregon adopt the “Death with Dignity Act” in a time when other states were making physician-assisted suicide explicitly illegal?
- Gun control and its effect on crime
- Does the Endangered Species Act, as currently enforced, protect species while also protecting economic uses of natural resources?
- Do the various forms of “Meghan’s Law” serve their function of reducing sex crimes against children? Are these laws constitutionally acceptable?
- What has been the impact of the Evangelical Christian movement on American politics?