Fall and Summer 2015 Advising information here
The mission of the Department of Government is to produce and impart knowledge and skills necessary for understanding political issues and participating in public affairs.
To meet this mission, the Department of Government offers an undergraduate major in Government, a Law & Society supplemental major, a Master of Arts in Government and a Master of Public Administration, in addition to minors and a number of joint degree opportunities at the graduate and undergraduate level.
The faculty combine a deep commitment to teaching at all levels with a passion for scholarship and public service.
Areas of Specialization
- Interest Groups and Nonprofit advocacy
- Immigration policy
- Public/Nonprofit Management
- Mexico and US-Mexico border
- Comparative Politics
- Latin America
- International Relations
- National Security
New classes in Fall 2015
The following two classes are open to BOTH undergraduates and graduate students:
Govt 469.M70/Govt 569/M70 Globalization (online) – Professor Camilo Perez Bustillo
Govt 474.M01 European Politics – (MWF 1130-1220) – Professor Alex Jakubow
The following two classes are for UNDERGRADUATES only:
Govt 362.M01 International Political Economy – MWF 0930-1020 – Professor Alex Jakubow
Govt 380V.M01 Contemporary World Political Ideologies – MWF 1430-1520 – Professor Alex Jakubow
The following class is for GRADUATE students only:
Govt 590.M01 Seminar in Public Law and Legal Systems – Weds. 6.00-8.30 pm – Professor Camilo Perez Bustillo (please note that this counts as one of the core seminars for the MA in Government)
If you have any questions about these classes, please contact the instructors directly:
Professor Camilo Perez Bustillo:
Professor Alex Jakubow:
NMSU Honors student Sarah Casson (BA Government and Spanish, 2013) on her Fulbright US Student Program Award. Read more about this achievement here.
Rylee Stenberg, undergraduate senior in Government and Law & Society, has been featured by the national Women in Politics: College Edition program of MSNBC. Read more about this achievement here.
Model UN team wins top award again!!!
Department of Government – Social Justice Award – deadline February 20 – apply here
Lecture on Students of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico – Feb 25 – for more information follow the link
March 14, 2015, 7.00 pm Film: Who is Dayani Cristal? – with speaker Robin Reineke (University of Arizona): More information about the event here.
For more information on upcoming events click here.
The 11th annual J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium will be held at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts this week on Tuesday evening (March 17) and all day Wednesday (March 18). This year’s theme is Justice for Migrant Children and Youth. Please see all the details about the program and the speakers at the website: http://artsci.nmsu.edu/en/j-paul-taylor-symposium