Create your future. Shape your world.
Earlham’s Politics Department prepares today’s college students to be leaders tomorrow. We believe the Millennial Generation will play an important role in the development of a better world. In the twenty-first century, we are faced with converging crises ranging from international political instability to climate change, from population growth to energy shortages, from declining agricultural yields to endangered human rights. We believe that as rising adults our students will help find solutions to these problems, whether through grassroots efforts or more formal modes of governance. It is a great thrill to help provide Earlhamites with the tools needed to succeed in a life of public service after college.
So, how do we do it? Incoming students have the opportunity both to build a foundation in political studies by completing our core requirements and the flexibility to find their own path as they choose the electives that will help define their undergraduate experience. Students and faculty work closely both in and out of the classroom – these collaborative learning opportunities are invaluable in helping students find and meet their potential. Recent student-faculty research projects have included a group of students working on a better understanding of the issues surrounding African citizenship, a group writing an extensive policy brief recommending the development of a college garden on campus, and a group thinking through Quaker and pacifist ideas about preventing atrocity crimes. Finally, each new major has a dedicated adviser who is committed to providing the guidance needed to not only succeed as an undergraduate, but to prepare for life beyond Earlham.