Spanish and Political Science vs. Vassar

<p>Hi, I've posted here before but I have a new question, so thanks in advance for the help!</p>

<p>I was wondering how the Spanish and Political Science departments at Williams compared to those at Vassar College. If I'm interested in studying these two subjects, alongside maths and sciences, which school would be better on a purely academic level? What are the differences? </p>


<p>I know nothing of Vassar and haven't taken Spanish, but I can assure you that political science at Williams is excellent. Don't know how to describe it on a purely academic level, but I'll just write what I know. (Sorry in advance)</p>

<p>The profs know how to teach, they know what they're talking about, and are very willing to talk to you outside of class. The profs are top-notch and well-respected in their fields.</p>

<p>There are a wide variety of subjects. If you plan to major in it, you have to pick a concetration/sub-field: Political theory, comparative politics, international relations, and US politics. But that only means you have to take at least five classes in one of those sub-fields. You can of course take as many other poli sci classes as you can fit into your schedule (I'm trying).</p>

<p>Course/workload: You will have a lot of reading to do for every class and a fair amount of writing, but nothing unreasonable. But the readings are mostly interesting and thought-provoking. </p>

<p>Sorry I can't be of more help.</p>

<p>You'll get a good education at either. Williams does not have a Spanish Department - it is inside the Dept. of Romance Languages. There are only four tenured faculty (and one is on leave), and two visiting assistant profs. Vassar's Dept. of Hispanic Studies, has 8, included 6 tenured, 1 assistant prof, and 1 visiting assistant prof. You will see the difference in the robustness of offerings (electives), number of students taking courses, and support for extracurricular activities.</p>


<p>Thanks for the advice on poli sci, lalala...
Anyone know anything else about Spanish at Williams?</p>