The controversies that grip our world make the study of politics more intriguing now than ever before. Our program encompasses the examination of traditional government structures and processes, as well as other key sites of political activity, from non-governmental organizations to social media.
We want our students to develop skills in critical thinking, modes of analysis, and research that will last long after graduation. This means that within the classroom, we want to expose students to both government and politics, to formal institutions and processes, as well as the dynamics of the power and politics, both inside and outside of government structures, that run our system.
We also want to convey to our students a sense of civic responsibility by providing them with opportunities for experiential learning outside the classroom.
Consistent with the university's mission, our program is concerned with issues of peace, economic development, and human rights both at home and abroad.