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Political Science at Brooklyn College — Our Mission and Goals
Our overarching goal is to provide our students with the knowledge and skills to live and serve in a globally interdependent and rapidly changing world. In this context, we strive to teach our students about the structure and operation of politics and power and to provide them with knowledge and skills that will help them succeed at their chosen careers. We seek to develop in them a sense of social responsibility by encouraging involvement in community and public service, both through our course work and through our internship program. Fostering a campus environment hospitable to multicultural interests and activities is a core value for our Political Science Department.
We build on the many resources of our urban environment to help Brooklyn College carry out the strategic goals of maintaining and enhancing academic excellence, creating a student-oriented campus, and becoming a model citizen of Brooklyn. The goals of the Political Science Department involve teaching, research and service to the college and in the broader community.
As educators, our priorities are to:
- provide our students with knowledge, skills and advice that will help them succeed at their chosen careers (law, education, international affairs, business, nonprofit, government, public service, etc.),
- develop in our students a sense of social responsibility and good citizenship by encouraging involvement in community and public service, and thus to enable Brooklyn College to become a better citizen of the borough and the world, and
- foster a department and campus environment hospitable to multicultural interests and activities.
Department Chairperson: Currah, Paisley
Undergraduate Deputy: Arnold, Caroline
Director of Religious Studies: Estey, Ken
Location: 3413 James Hall