- Students should acquire a broad background in the study of politics through the
study of four subfields: International Relations and World Politics; Political Theory; Comparative Politics; U.S. Politics.
- Students should cultivate their writing and research skills through an advanced
research seminar and a thesis (for those who choose to write one).
- Students should become informed and reflective citizens as well as become
knowledgeable about the historical forces and global dynamics that influence the
shape and content of political life.