- 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.
Why Study Politics at Oberlin?
Upcoming Politics Events
- POLT 100 - Introduction to American Politics 4 credits
- POLT 279 - American Presidency & Presidentail Power 4 credits
- POLT 315 - Seminar: Future of Organized Labor 4 credits
- POLT 411 - Practicum in Applied Research 4 credits
Faculty interests span the political spectrum: comparative politics, civil rights and civil liberties, international relations of the Soviet Union, trade unions and political economy, peaceful conflict resolution, feminist theory, campaigns and elections, U.S. foreign policy, and Middle Eastern politics, among others.Explore Faculty within Politics
“I’ve been teaching at Oberlin for 42 years. I love teaching our students! They’re not just smart and serious, but they ask the best questions about the big political issues that matter. They care about learning for its own sake. I can teach at a very advanced level that stimulates my own thinking.”Marc Blecher , James Monroe Professor of Politics