WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How to be an effective citizen and political actor
  • Skills in analysis, writing, and oral communication
  • To understand local, national, and international politics broadly
  • To develop a deeper knowledge in one of the following fields:
    • U.S. politics
    • Political theory
    • International relations
    • Comparative politics
    • Law, politics, and society

WHO YOU COULD BE

  • Policy analyst
  • Radio journalist
  • Campaign advisor
  • Foreign service officer
  • Nonprofit organizer
  • Lawyer

 

 

OVERVIEW

Why do states go to war with one another? What kinds of humanitarian responses do nations owe to one another? How can democratic citizens participate actively in government? How do institutions like Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Presidency work? What is the nature of the conflict between actors like Israel and Palestine; North Korea and South Korea; or Iran and the U.S.? And what are the possible resolutions to these conflicts?

Students in the Department of Politics and Government (P&G) study the struggle over power, authority, freedom, justice, war, and peace at the local, state, national, and international diplomacy, systemic oppression in all its forms, law, economics, and political relations and institutions in places spanning the globe.

 

 

Erin Budrow '20
ALUMNA
Erin Budrow '20 on her summer research grant analyzing Captain America comics

"Having this research grant has really allowed me to just kind of dive into something I'm passionate about and marry it with my academic passions, social history, media history, and study something I wouldn't have been able to."