Political science studies the ways in which domestic governments and international relations address fundamental issues of power, justice, liberty, and order. The department teaches not only the mechanics and strategies of the political process, but also examines limitations on government authority, and responsibilities of citizens.This is examined through a broad curriculum surveying major domestic governmental functions (legislative, executive and judicial) as well as comparative analysis across countries and international relations.
The department recently began to offer a B.S. degree in Political Science. This new degree builds upon our two introductory-level courses, American Politics and Introduction to International Relations, and a variety of advanced classes which can be taken as electives, or as part of the three-course concentrations (American Politics or International Relations), or five-course minors (American Politics, International Relations, or Political Science).
We invite students to study with us. Understanding “how things get done” and the complexity of politics are valuable lessons for any career students may choose after RIT.
New for Spring Quarter!
Special Topics: Tocqueville and
Professer Fornieri - TR @ 10
Special Topics: Politics of the
Professer Garcia - MW @ 12
Terrorism and Political Violence
Professer Dinneen - MW @ 4
Global Politics and the Environment
Professer Dinneen - TR @ 2