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PHC to launch new track in government major

April 19th, 2005

CONTACT: Craig Smith (540) 338-8703 ccsmith@phc.edu

PURCELLVILLE, VA – Patrick Henry College is pleased to announce the creation of a political theory track in the Department of Government. Students who choose this new area of specialization will gain a coherent understanding of political theory from a distinctly Christian and conservative vantage.

Starting in the fall of 2005 PHC will offer courses such as Ancient and Medieval Political Theory, Modern and Contemporary Political Theory, American Political Thought, Christian Political Thought, Conservative Political Thought, and Democracy: Prospects and Challenges.

In addition to the 75 credit core taken by all students at PHC, theory students will take the above six political theory courses along with two additional courses in government. As with other government majors, theory students will complete 24 credits of Directed Research and Writing. Students can use these credit hours to tailor their degree best to fit their interests and career goals.

"We're excited about giving our students an opportunity to engage the intellectual roots of politics," said Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Government Paul Bonicelli, "and we're confident that the new track will become an integral part of PHC's mission to shape the culture."

Located in Purcellville, Virginia, just 50 miles from the nation's capital, Patrick Henry College is a classical Christian liberal arts college dedicated to timeless biblical values and the spirit of the American founding. Since opening its doors in 2000, PHC has been training men and women to lead the nation and shape the culture. A PHC education combines rigorous academics, a biblical worldview, a classical liberal arts core curriculum, and apprenticeship methodologies to produce graduates who are uniquely qualified to serve God and mankind.