Politics department faculty members have a strong commitment to Whitman's interdisciplinary programs.  They are closely affiliated with curricular programs in Asian StudiesEnvironmental StudiesGender StudiesGeneral Studies, Latin American Studies, and Race and Ethnic Studies

Politics majors are strongly encouraged to explore courses of study that challenge and blur traditional disciplinary boundaries (Read more about the evolution of the Politics major). The department also supports broad efforts to globalize the campus and its curriculum through the Global Studies Initiative.