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Department of Politics

The politics major provides a range of experiences in three subfields:  political thought, international relations and comparative government, and American politics. Students frequently minor in one of these areas in combination with other majors, including interdisciplinary programs in Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, International Relations, Latin American Studies, and Women's Studies.

Our faculty offer diverse perspectives and expertise, ranging from wilderness politics to global feminism, and American political ethics to Latin American issues.  

We strive for a balance between theory and practice, and Cornell's One Course At A Time schedule affords many opportunities for innovative learning approaches. The block plan also provides excellent opportunities for internships and off-campus study.