Politics and History
Understand history and political systems and change the world.
This program is no longer accepting new students.
Do you care about social justice? Are you interested in engaging in public policy? The Politics and History major offers rigorous training in the interconnected disciplines of political science and historical studies. It combines peace studies with a strong emphasis on policy analysis and history, offering graduates a strong foundation for a multitude of career paths. Depending on your goals, this degree can be completed as a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science.
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Where a Politics & History degree can take you
A Politics & History degree will prepare you for a career in business, public administration, law, international affairs, journalism, civil service, or the nonprofit sector.
Chiho Sawada, PhD
Chiho Sawada holds PhD and MA degrees from Harvard University. He is an executive director of the Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) and associate professor of Politics & History at HNU.Read More
All of our full-time undergraduate students receive financial assistance from Holy Names.
Student to Faculty Ratio
Half of our students volunteer regularly.
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Examine the history of California from its beginning heritage of indigenous peoples to its current multicultural complexity.
World Politics and Geography
Analyze the concept of mapping: defining boundaries, identifying power territories, framing the nation-state.
Pacific Rim Business and Culture
Examine the rise of the Pacific Rim as a key global region and some of the important business and cultural trends taking place in that region.