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Hope Schuhart

Hope Schuhart

Age: 28
Senior (graduating in May 2011)
Hometown: Oshkosh, WI
Major: Political science

Senior Hope Schuhart chose political science to find out why the world is the way it is and why it is set up and structured the way it is. “The biggest experience has been learning how to think in a more logical manner,” Schuhart said. “I could feel my brain changing as I took these various classes, learning how the world works, why governments do the insane things that they do and it turns out that they are not really insane; governments are rational actors.”

Schuhart recently was accepted to grad school at Arizona State University for physical anthropology where she plans on studying osteology. “I think most people would be surprised to learn that in political science you don’t really have assignments in class, you just have to write tons of papers,” Schuhart said. “You can’t make it through grad school unless you know how to write, have a good grasp on how to research a topic and find primary and secondary sources and distinguish between the two. This program is excellent for preparing a person for grad school.”

The main misconception Schuchart said is that most people believe political science is boring.  “I don’t think people realize how political every aspect of their life is, and once they realize that then they’ll see that it’s not boring at all,” Schuchart said. “Political science is the underlying foundation of everything—every institution that you see, every government decision that is handed down through policy.”

by Ledwell, Brian A last modified Jul 10, 2013 02:52 PM
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