Department of Politics

We strive to help you become an informed citizen who thinks critically about the important issues of our time.

Politics and power are embedded in everything from education to the environment, trade to terrorism, and the bedroom to the boardroom. Politics courses are designed to help you grasp the uses and abuses of logic, statistics, and rhetoric, to learn how to frame arguments, present evidence, and address arguments against your positions, and to achieve the ability to master new subjects on your own. Politics majors acquire the sense of efficacy and courage they will need when they decide to stand up and be counted against wrongdoing, wherever they see it.