Political Science

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    Department of Political Science

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  • A Conversation with Gov. Michael Dukakis and Gov. Linda Lingle

Political Science


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Welcome to the Department of Political Science at California State University, Northridge.  Our department hosts a highly distinguished group of faculty with varied expertise and significant research and publishing records.

We offer a rich undergraduate and graduate curriculum in which most aspects of the discipline and areas of the globe are covered. Given the depth of our faculty's expertise and the range of the courses we offer, our strengths lie in the areas of: American politics, international relations, comparative politics, political theory, and public law.

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The Department of Political Science Mourns the Passing of Lecturer, Dr. Kassem

December 12, 2022

Professor Kassem Nabulsi

Dr. Kassem Nabulsi, a CSUN Political Science alumnus and a long-time lecturer in the Department of Political Science passed away on Nov. 27, 2022 at the age of 69.  Dr. Nabulsi taught a wide range of courses for the Department in the areas of International Relations, Comparative Politics, and American Politics but the primary courses he taught regularly were Government and Politics of the Middle East and International Relations of the Middle East. Learn more about Dr. Kassem