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Political Science and Model UN
Although not all Model UN participants are political science majors, many are or choose to double major in political science and another field.
Alma’s Model UN team has received 39 “outstanding delegation” awards at the Midwest Regional Competition and 32 at the National Competition in the last 19 years, the most of any college or university in the 90-year history of the conference.
The Political Science program at Alma College is designed to help students become more effective citizens and professionals.
Our goal is to help you discern the answers to the following questions:
How do government and politics operate both within the United States and in foreign countries?
How do nations and people interact in the international arena? What consequences result from these activities?
How can we use knowledge to promote our human and social values through the political process?
“The presentation was for Michigan colleges and universities and community groups that might wish to adopt the curriculum modules the Alma team has developed.” — Ed Lorenz
Britt Cartrite, who has research interests in nationalism, ethnic politics and Scottish identity, can talk about why some Scots want independence from the United Kingdom but others are happy remaining British.
About 20 Alma College students will travel to New Delhi for 10 days in October to help organize and direct a Model UN Conference.