Politics and International Relations Department

Politics and International Relations Learning Goals

  • An initial development of critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills with primary reference to political science and the social sciences more generally.
  • Familiarity with the major concepts and theoretical traditions in political science.
  • 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.
  • Exposure to the inter- and multi-disciplinary nature of the study of political, economic, and social phenomena.