The International Women’s March, January 21, 2017, London. Photo credit: Marc Blecher
Program Type:
  • Major
  • Minor
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

The Department of Politics explores many dimensions of political life, ranging from small groups to citizens’ organizations, to cities, countries, and the international system, and involves examination of broad issues of power, conflict, peace, citizenship, representation, and justice.

Program Director

Marc Blecher

Chair and James Monroe Professor of Politics
Department Affiliation

Tracy Tucker

Administrative Assistant 440-775-8487

Why Study Politics at Oberlin?

Associated Faculty
Variety of Courses
Study Away Programs

Sample Courses

  • POLT 100 - Introduction to American Politics 4 credits
  • POLT 264 - Urban Politics in Developing Cities 4 credits
  • POLT 306 - Gender and Migration 4 credits
  • POLT 409 - Public Education, Policy and Law 4 credits

Politics News

photo of Duncan Reid

Rising Second Year Earns Top Honors at Duathlon World Qualifier

July 6, 2017
Duncan Reid appreciates the physical challenges that come with being a member of the varsity men’s cross country team. This summer, the politics major secured top honors at the 2017 USA Triathlon Draft-Legal Duathlon World Qualifier in Oregon.