Department of Political Science
What We Believe
Alexis Tsipras, Aung San Suu Kyi, Emmerson Mnangagwa–The political landscape of the world consists of more than the headliner world leaders. It is a constantly shifting landscape of pawns and kings where an underdog can seize power though the strength of the people, the force of an international spotlight, or the cunning maneuvers of the military. These people have not tread the road to power alone, however, as their paths are lit by the fires of Rousseau, Aristotle, and Machiavelli.
In our quest, we ask ourselves questions to isolate difference. Why did the revolution in America succeed in 1776 but not in 1861? How has populism arrived simultaneously around the world? What political philosophies produce the most freedom? Strongest economy? Most powerful military?
We will arm you with the ability to research, analyze, synthesize, communicate, and argue the concepts floating around your head and waiting to meet the world.