The search for justice was the starting point for knowledge about politics, which was understood by the Greeks as knowledge about the polis. If one possessed all the knowledge there was to have about the polis, then presumably one would be in possession of The Truth about politics, and knowing this Truth and knowing Justice are tantamount to the same thing.
The Political Science Department at Oxford College follows the spirit of this project, understanding that the search is not yet completed, but that it can be completed in principle. In other words, justice is capable of being discovered and known by unaided human reason; it has not been discovered in its entirety yet; and the endeavor is what infuses learning about politics with meaning. This meaning is understood as necessary for the student who would major in political science as well as to the citizen who would live a serious life. To this end and based on these principles, Political Science at Oxford offers courses in Political Philosophy, American Government, and International Relations.