Department of Political Science
Political Science analyzes how power is defined, who does or should have power in society, how those with power use or ought to use it, how those with less power challenge the more powerful, and the effect of power on people's lives.
Political science courses explore a wide range of questions regarding the concepts and norms central to the study of power and politics
authority, domination, gender, freedom
The structure and operations of political institutions and processes
governments, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, elections
The complex factors involved in political and economic development; social movements and processes
women's movements, immigration, revolution
The comparative political system
The political trends and transformations in various regions
East Asia, South Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa
The analyses of current affairs in the many realms and contexts in which politics take place.