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Fall Intensive Session course spotlight
COLL-X311: Politics, Pandemics, and Novels (2 cr.)
Between 1918-19, an influenza pandemic consumed the lives of 50 million people across the world and resulted in the deaths of 675,000 Americans. We are now in the throes of another pandemic for which there is not yet a vaccine and therapeutic options are limited. This course will examine how governments have historically responded to past pandemics, how politics have shaped those responses, and how societies have reacted to them as depicted in three novels.
We offer a Bachelor of Arts for undergraduates, along with two interdepartmental degrees and several minors. Our Ph.D. program allows you to explore the breadth of the discipline while engaging in specific research areas.
Diverse + engaging courses
We teach courses on a variety of topics in American politics, the politics of countries around the world, the politics between nations and international actors, political philosophy, research methodology, and more. You can explore the breadth of the discipline while engaging in specialized areas of interest.
Preparation for what comes next
A degree in Political Science provides you with marketable skills that are flexible enough to change with you no matter what career path you choose. We help our undergraduate students build their resumes through internships, experiential learning, and career advising. And, we’re committed to placing our graduate students in jobs both in and outside of academia.
Our faculty make the difference
Our experienced faculty members are active researchers, respected scholars, and dedicated teachers. They analyze issues of vital global interest, and are focused on making a difference in the nation and world.
Elinor Ostrom, Nobel Laureate
IU Political Science Distinguished Professor Elinor Ostrom (1933-2012) was the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences in 2009. Indiana University and the Political Science department will host several events throughout this academic year to commemorate the 10th anniversary of her remarkable achievement.
Political Science is a must take subject. No matter what your major or minors are, you will find that the political, legal, and ideological ramifications of government policies, their enforcement and how it affects the United States on an internal or international basis will directly affect you as a citizen. It is better to understand, formulate an opinion and affect the country’s future through your right to participate. Take Political Science!Dillon Nissan, Kelley School of Business student