The department of Political Science and International Affairs offer the two as majors as well as Security and Conflict Studies as a minor. They offer a wide range of courses with concentrations in all major areas of political science and international affairs. The department employs highly accomplished, established, and professional faculty that are always willing to help students. Located between two centers of political power, Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Virginia, these majors at UMW are ideal for politically-minded students to pursue internships, independent study projects, and professional opportunities. To find out more about the department, visit the Political Science and International Affairs webpage.

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Submissions from 2015

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Virginia Voters and Governmental Power: Evaluations of Federal and State Performance, Stephen J. Farnsworth

Submissions from 2012

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News Coverage of New Presidents in The New York Times, 1981-2009, Stephen J. Farnsworth and S Robert Lichter

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Event-Driven Environmental News in the U.S. and Canada, Stuart Soroka, Stephen J. Farnsworth, Lori Young, and Andrea Lawlor

Submissions from 2011

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Network Television’s Coverage of the 2008 Presidential Election, Stephen J. Farnsworth and S Robert Lichter

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The Return of the Honeymoon: Television News Coverage of New Presidents, 1981-2009, Stephen J. Farnsworth and S Robert Lichter

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International News Coverage of Barack Obama as a New President, Stephen J. Farnsworth, S Robert Lichter, and Roland Schatz