Political Science - Department of Political Science - Christopher Newport University
CNU students standing in the gallery of the Virginia General Assembly during the Captains in the Capitol event.

Department of Political Science

”The method of political science is the interpretation of life; its instrument is insight, a nice understanding of subtle, unformulated conditions.” – Woodrow Wilson

In the Department of Political Science, we seek to become more conscious of the ways political forces shape our lives and the lives of the people around us through a rigorous examination of:

  • American politics
  • Comparative politics
  • International relations
  • Political theory

By exploring new cultures, values, ideas and perspectives — from ancient Greek political theory to modern techniques of statistical analysis — you’ll have rich opportunities to investigate human society and understand what it means to be a responsible citizen in today’s diverse world.

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