Due to the weather, Hastings College is closed through Tuesday morning, January 17. Offices will open at noon Tuesday, and afternoon classes will be held.

Dr. Robert P. Amyot

Associate Professor of Political Science & Chair of the Department
Daugherty Center, Lower Level, Room 13


American Politics, Negative Campaigning, Pedagogy, Pre-Law Adviser.  My most recent research has been on the effectiveness of simulations and other teaching methods on learning.


  • B.A., University of Massachusetts (Amherst): Economics
  • M.Phil., Ph.D., The George Washington University: American Politics, Comparative Politics, Methodology


  • PLS 150 Introduction to Political Science
  • PLS 160 Introduction to U.S. Politics
  • PLS 203 Public Policy Analysis
  • PLS 251 Political Science Skills Resource Seminar
  • PLS 266 American Political Institutions
  • PLS 301 Public Opinion, Voting and Elections in America
  • PLS 306 Interest Groups and Social Movements in America
  • PLS 314 Advanced Policy: Issues and Analysis
  • PLS 333 Judicial Politics and Constitutional Law
  • PLS 351 Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • PLS 480 Topics in Political Science
  • PLS 484 History of Political Thought

J-Term Courses

  • PLS 140 Political Economics
  • PLS 178 White House Scandals
  • PLS 231 The Next American Civil War