While most people associate Political Science with the study of governments and other political actors, as a field of study it is varied and diverse.
As a student of politics, you will examine some of the most fundamental concepts of human existence, such as power, conflict, citizenship, economic relationships, culture, law and policy, ethics, justice, freedom, equality, legitimacy, representation, civil disobedience, and resistance. You will analyze the political impact of social issues such as war, poverty, crime, education, the environment, race, gender, class, and globalization.
Professors find a wealth of materials for their classes in Southwestern’s archives and special collections
Southwestern student spends a month at a monastery in China
Students from Southwestern and Wesleyan University get to know each other through political science class that is offered at both schools