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Department of Politics and International Relations

Department of Politics and International Relations

The Department of Politics and International Relations     

bridges the humanities and social sciences.

Why Politics?

Are you interested in campaigns and elections? Diplomacy and international affairs? Critical issues like health, immigration, the environment, and race relations? If so, you should pursue a major in politics.

Politics is the study of the way in which people make collective decisions affecting life under government. From a Christian perspective, politics is part of God's provision for Creation, a means of reconciling human inclinations toward both self-interest and sociability. In short, if you are curious about the world, and you believe, as we do, that government has a constructive role to play in making for a better one, then the study of politics is for you.

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Department News

Congratulations to Professor Robin Lauermann on the release of her book titled 'Constituent Perceptions of Political Representation: How Citizens Evaluate their Representatives.' The book was released by Macmillan in December, 2013.