The Department of Political Science and International Relations teaches diverse, yet integrated courses that lead students to a better understanding of the importance and complexity of political life. The curriculum includes introductory courses in each of the subfields of political science and international relations and advanced work that builds on the theory and framework provided by the 100 and 200-level courses. The department faculty represent diverse methodologies and political views to advance the goal of presenting competing perspectives on a political life that inevitably requires students to arrive at their own conclusions regarding questions of justice.