Study Abroad Opportunity: South Korea’s Ewha Womans University

This Spring GSU is sending undergraduate students to study in Seoul, South Korea. As part of GSU’s partnership with Ewha Woman’s University international exchange program, our student will experience one of Asia’s most high tech and modern cities and get to study at one of the top universities in Korea. Both male and female students… more »

Michael Herb Named New Chair

Posted On June 27, 2017
Categories News

Michael Herb has been named chair of Political Science beginning July 1, 2017. He succeeds Carrie Manning, who has served as chair for the past six years.

“Mike brings many strengths to the position as a scholar, teacher, and as an active member of the department, college and university,” said Sara Rosen, dean of the… more »

Behind the Music: Hip Hop and Social Justice

Posted On June 15, 2017
Categories American Politics, News

Hosted by Georgia State University Political Science Department Location: Classroom South, Room 608


In 2017 Hip-Hop culture celebrates its 44th year of existence as a cultural form in America. Since its beginning Hip-Hop has expanded beyond the borders of the United States to serve as a political, social and cultural art form in many… more »

Political Science Speaker Series Hits Home Runs!

Posted On May 25, 2017
Categories News

“This year’s Political Science Speaker Series was a tremendous success!” said Chair of Political Science Carrie Manning. Launched in the 2014-2015 academic year with Associate Professor Ryan E. Carlin coordinating, “the program is a valuable asset not only to graduate and undergraduate students, but also to faculty,” said Dr. Manning.

“Featuring an array of speakers… more »

Distinguished Visiting Professor Christina Bejarano Brings Expertise in Latinos and Women to GSU

Posted On April 24, 2017

“We are honored to have Christina Bejarano as our distinguished visiting professor in Political Science,” said Chair Carrie Manning. “Dr. Bejarano brings a valuable perspective on both Latinos and women to complement Political Science’s other course offerings.”

Dr. Bejarano will teach a Maymester course at GSU, POLS 4190- Studies in American Politics: Latino… more »

Dr. Naim and Dr. Gershon Receive Faculty Awards

Posted On April 13, 2017
Categories News

“The Department of Political Science is honored to have two recipients among the College of Arts and Sciences 2017 Faculty Award winners,” said Chair Carrie Manning. “Our faculty is dedicated to nurturing our students and providing them with valuable experiences to prepare them for meaningful careers.”

Rashid Naim, principal senior lecturer and director for the… more »

Adaptive Learning Courseware Increases Learning and Retention

Posted On April 6, 2017
Categories News

Lecturer Mike Evans and Associate Professor Toby Bolsen in Political Science recently discussed their innovative new project that uses Adaptive Learning Courseware to increase learning and retention of course material.

Georgia State University is one of seven public universities nationally participating in the use of high-quality adaptive courseware to personalize learning that promotes completion while… more »

Get ahead in your degree this summer….

Posted On March 22, 2017
Categories News

Any major — Still need to finish your core requirements?

POLS 1101 and 2401 are both offered this summer FULLY ONLINE.

Prefer to meet in person? We have seats available for Maymester or full summer courses.

Are you a Political Science major?

Knock out some of your major requirements in Maymester, or in… more »

GSU’s Political Science Graduate Program Ranked #72 by U.S. News & World Report

Posted On March 19, 2017
Categories News Tags

Georgia State University’s Political Science Graduate program is now ranked #72 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 ranking of the best political science programs nationally.

“We’re delighted GSU’s Political Science program for graduate students has risen 11 spots, from #83 to #72,” said Carrie Manning, chair of Political Science. “We encourage more students to… more »