Politics

Overview

Politics will introduce you to influential concepts, theories, perspectives, and approaches and teach you how to apply that knowledge to contemporary issues.

Requirements

Politics Concentration

Politics permeate all aspects of society on the local, regional, national, and international levels. The lives of all human beings are shaped, defined, and influenced by political institutions, laws, regulations, and political forces. The concentration in politics offers you the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of both American and international political systems, as well as, the theoretical foundations of political behavior. This program prepares you for careers in government, business, teaching, social work, urban affairs, and journalism, in addition to paving the way for advanced, graduate-level study. Students select one course from each of the three Politics Concentration categories. In addition, students select a fourth course from a Politics Concentration category of their choice for a total of four concentration courses.

Politics Concentration Category: American Government and Politics

Students select one or two courses in consultation with their advisor.

Politics Concentration Category: International Politics

Students select one to two courses in consultation with their advisor.

SOCIAL SCIENCES COURSES OF INTERDISCIPLINARY INTEREST

Valuing interdisciplinary studies, we encourage students to consider courses outside of their specific degree area. To help you explore our course catalog, here are a few courses that we think might interest you, by program.

FACULTY CONTACT

Chyng-Feng Sun, PhD
(212) 992-9147
chyng.sun@nyu.edu