- Learn a second language
- Study abroad at one of Linfield’s 15 partner universities, with options including Ecuador, Japan, New Zealand, and many more.
- Perform in public debates about foreign policy topics of your choice.
- Engage in current issues with events like “Pizza and Politics.”
- Network through our Connections program.
- Work one on one with faculty to make a unique contribution to the field by writing a Proseminar Independent Research Paper
- Write your own story with our “senior sequence” geared to have publishable pieces of writing, whether academic or op-eds and a career path.
Year One: Explore
Here are some of the things you can do as soon as you arrive in our department:
- Take classes from different disciplines like International Politics, Cultural Anthropology and Economics
- Start learning a new language
- Follow the department social media accounts (@LinfieldPOLS_IR on Insta and Twitter)
- Apply to become an Elliot Alexander Scholar
- Engage in exciting “Pizza and Politics” events.
- Start working in one of the most prestigious work study teams on campus
Second year: build
Continue your exploration into the big questions, being to hone your interest, and develop new skills by:
- Taking an upper division course that you find interesting like Comparative Politics or Politics of Identity
- Taking a Research Methodology course that will teach you to consume data critically and to propose your own research
- Building connections with alumni and upperclassmen with our PoliSci Alumni and Student Connections program
- Participating with faculty on Collaborative Research
- Studying abroad
Third year: apply
During this year you will continue growing and expanding your horizons beyond our campus.
- You will engage in experiential learning by studying abroad in one of our partner universities in Spain, Austria, Japan, China, Ecuador, and many more.
- You will continue learning and exploring through our upper division courses. The courses that you take abroad will still apply towards your degree, as elective or as other credits!
- You will partner with a faculty member and conduct a unique research project with them. This is called a Proseminar