Politics in Washington State
PLU professor Maria Chávez sits on panel hosted by Secretary of State.
Senator Cantwell had a Q&A session with the Political Science majors October 8th hosted by Dr. Michael Artime and Dr. Maria Chávez.
Why study political science?
The study of political science helps to prepare you for the exercise of your rights, duties and opportunities as citizens.Quick Facts
Welcome to Political Science
The student of politics seeks to understand how governments are organized and structured, how political processes are employed, and the relationship of structures and processes to societal purposes.
Since political activity may embody and reflect the full range of human values, the study of politics includes realities of politics while at the same time asking how well political systems work, what purposes are and ought to be served, and what effects result from political phenomena. Political Science encourages a critical understanding of government and politics in the belief that a knowledgeable, interested, and aware citizenry is needed in a democratic society.