History employs chronology to understand change and continuity, as well as cause and effect, in human communities. Political Science studies the ways people create and use government. Historical and Political Studies prepares students for careers in law, government and education. The program promotes intellectual, social and personal growth in the liberal arts tradition. It is also committed to the civic and moral development of students in the Marianist tradition. The program pays special attention to multicultural perspectives of Pacific and Asian communities, as well as those of minority groups within United States.