Politics and International Relations Department

Politics and International Relations Learning Goals

The Department of Politics and International Relations encourages students to:

  • Develop of critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills with primary reference to political science and the social sciences more generally.
  • Become familiar with the major concepts and theoretical traditions in political science.
  • Gain exposure to and familiarity with the content of the five subfields in political science: methodology, American politics, political theory/philosophy, international relations/global politics, and comparative politics.
  • Gain exposure to the inter- and multi-disciplinary nature of the study of political, economic, and social phenomena.
  • Enhance oral and written communication┬ácompetencies.
  • Prepare for engaged citizenship.