2023-2024 Undergraduate General Catalog

Government and International Affairs

The department of Government and International Affairs offers courses covering the key fields in the discipline of political science, including American Politics, Political Philosophy, Methodology, Public Administration, Law, Comparative Politics, and International Relations. Courses in Government and International Affairs are designed to: 1) provide students with a deeper understanding of political life in the United States, within different countries and among countries; 2) develop the intellectual tools of inquiry, analysis and critical judgment necessary for advanced graduate study and employment in the areas of government, law, journalism and business; and 3) broaden the students’ perspective of civil society and of the rights and obligations of responsible citizenship. The major combines classes taught in the liberal arts tradition with opportunities for practical internship experiences. The department emphasizes advising regarding post-graduate and professional opportunities in the major.