The Department of Politics offers courses in the fields of analytical politics, political theory, American politics, comparative politics, and international politics. It offers several courses of particular interest to prelaw students, such as The American Constitution, International Law, Law and Society, and Politics of Administrative Law. In addition, the faculty has expertise in the politics of a wide range of countries and regularly offers courses on Latin America, Western Europe, Africa, Russia, India, the Middle East, and China.
The department’s honors program provides an opportunity for outstanding students to undertake specialized advanced work and independent research during their senior year.
Graduates of the Department of Politics have gone on to accept positions with governments, international finance groups, multinational corporations, law firms, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and other institutions. Graduates have also attended law school and graduate programs in international affairs, campaign management, public policy, and political science at highly competitive universities.