Major Infatuation: Political Science

By kvitare1@johnshopkins.edu

In no more than three sentences, tell us why you love your major.

Political science is asking and answering the question ‘what is going on in the world?’ We search for politically persuasive ways to obtain a greater good.” Tommy Koh ’18

Political science is remarkable for its relevance in the quotidian experience of life in Baltimore, as well as in the halls of the United Nations.” Libby Norford ’17

In political science, I have the freedom to study why the world is a certain way and to propose how it should be.” Simon Bohn ’17

First it was a love for votes:
Shiny stickers worn with glee
In the ballot box with mom;
Bright confetti on TV.

Then it was the activists:
Doctors, Greenpeace, Occupy.
Their resistance changes lives
I thought, and someday so will I.

And now it’s the news. It frightens me.
But though I may be just one girl,
Pounding pavement, chanting loud
And studying, I’ll change the world. Natalie Wallington ’19