Minoring in politics will help you grasp political issues both in historical situations and in contemporary
life. Developing an understanding of American political institutions will put you on your guard against
both anarchy and tyranny. You will become competent in research methodology, a valuable skill in many
fields, even if you choose not to enter politics professionally. Having a historical and political perspective
will help you to be an engaged citizen with a strong legal awareness and an appreciation of the global
problems facing the world in the 21st century.