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General political science, American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political theory constitute the work and mission of the political science department. Each teaching field explores political phenomena across a range of geographic, cultural, and temporal settings. Undergraduates are the major focus of departmental teaching, although the M. A. and Ph. D. degrees are also offered. A combination J. D./M. A. degree is possible. Nineteen faculty and eight adjunct faculty are employed by the department. The political science department participates in the following interdepartmental programs: American Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Asian Studies, Italian Studies, Russian Studies, Women's Studies, Medieval Studies, Environmental Studies, the Murphy Institute of Political Economy.