The Catholic University of America


Politics is the study of people in the political setting which, in the broadest sense, is the substance of politics. The study of the political setting encompasses the American and other political systems. Politics yields a practical and theoretical science of public life -- whether the specific question involves the role of the president in budget-making, the nature of an alliance between nations, or human rights.

At CUA, the Politics program is divided into three main areas: American politics, world politics, and political theory. American courses concern institutions and processes of the government of the United States; world courses consider international relations and comparative politics; theory courses deal with the history of political ideas and with theories of politics. Beyond these three areas of emphasis, the department also offers pre-law courses that focus on public law and jurisprudence. Visit CUA's Politics Department home page.