The Political Science department explores the cultural, theoretical, institutional, and structural dimensions of politics. Through our courses, students explore political decision-making processes, analyze political ideologies and philosophies, engage in critical political analysis, and practice civic engagement with the world around them.
Our major prepares students very well for graduate and professional school, but our goals extend beyond the academic realm. Our classes work to cultivate analytical tools that prepare students for local, national, and global citizenship, while also developing skills for critical engagement with many different kinds of power structures.
The discipline relies on multiple levels of analysis, moving from specific issues or problems faced by individuals or groups in different parts of the world, to theoretical analyses of the overarching political ideologies, theories, and structures that shape everyday life.
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Political Science News
Robert Hutchings will visit SU on Thursday, November 14, 2019.READ FULL STORY
The Washington Post political science blog The Monkey Cage published Sydnor’s piece about the MLB World Series, the booing of President Donald Trump during game five, and the findings from her new book.READ FULL STORY