A Message from the Chair of History & Political Science
Hi. I'm the chair of the Department of History and Political Science. I wanted to alert you to several new initiatives that show what kind of innovative education you would get at LVC.
The first is akin to an honors program within the department: collaborative research with faculty. The department hosted its first undergraduate research conference; over sixty students from around the state came to LVC on February 20, 2010. You can read about this initiative at the conference website
Over the last two years, over 25 students from Political Science to History and Secondary Education to Historical Communications have benefited from this program. This is the kind of thing that opens up a world of opportunities, making it easier to become a professor, lawyer, teacher or well-paid professional in business. It’s another way that LVC is unique in the world of higher education. You can read more about it on the student/faculty research
The second is the European Union simulation that was completed last fall. Students in this class spent the semester learning about the politics of the European Union, focusing on the perspective of the Czech Republic. Students then went for a weekend simulation in Washington, DC, where amongst other things, they were briefed by officials from the Czech embassy.
We have a new program for prospective teachers: a certificate in Social Science education. The Pennsylvania Department of Education is phasing out its Citizenship Ed program, and LVC is on track if you want to become a teacher under the new program. You can see what's involved on the secondary teacher certification
We understand that you have a lot of choices in where to go to college. LVC is a great choice at a great price. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, or one of my colleagues.