Political Science

Political Science intersects with almost all the humanities. It analyzes and systematizes political systems, political theory, and international relations. Students sound out the dimensions of these three sectors in basic courses before they specialize. They are strongly recommended to study a foreign language.

Masaki Kakizaki

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Advisor and Coordinator of Political Science major

Student Interviews

Sample Curriculum

  • The American Political System
  • Foreign Governments and Politics
  • International Politics
  • Introduction to Political Philosophy
  • Evidence and Knowledge

Three Political Science Electives at the 2000 Level or Above (Example below)

  • Democracy, Capitalism, and Socialism
  • Comparative Politics: Developing Nations
  • Introduction to Political Philosophy
  • Japan in a Changing World Order
  • Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Politics
  • Mideast Politics
  • China: Politics and Revolution
  • East Asia and the United States
  • Public Policy Analysis

Two Research Preparatory Courses (Numbered 3501-3599)