Politics and International Relations

All Majors & Minors

Interdisciplinary Programs

Center for Science and the Common Good

The Center for Science and the Common Good places science within its broader social context, bringing science and non-science majors into a dialogue about science and the common good. The Department of Politics contributes to the center with courses that focus on the impact of science on the common good as well as global health. 

Peace and Social Justice Studies

Peace and Social Justice Studies is an interdisciplinary minor which challenges students to think critically in order to create a more equitable and nonviolent world. The minor integrates theory and practice, combining interdisciplinary studies with an applied learning experience, wherein students are exposed firsthand to structural inequities and/or the obstacles to peace. Faculty from the Department of Politics and International Relations co-teach the introductory course in peace and social justice studies and offer classes such as Human Rights, Political Development, and War and Peace that count toward the minor. 

Peace Corps Preparatory Program

The Peace Corps Preparatory Program offers a focused program that prepares students for international service, including classwork that exposes students to international issues and experiential learning community service. The Department of Politics and International Relations offers courses that are part of this program, including courses on African and Latin American politics as well as human rights and political development.