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Cutting Political Science Departments

- March 3, 2009

The unthinkable has happened at Wisconsin Lutheran College:

bq. Wisconsin Lutheran College last week not only eliminated the jobs of 18 people — it also ended the teaching of political science.

And then they twist the knife:

bq. …the college determined it wasn’t necessary to its liberal arts mission to offer political science.

Michael Brintnall, head of the American Political Science Association, rejoins:

bq. It would be thought to be a central component of a liberal arts education. The subject matter is too central to civic life and understanding where we are going in the world to not offer the content.

The article is here.