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Major Areas of Study: POLITICAL SCIENCE


Course Offerings and Major/Minor Requirements


Course Offerings
By number with credit-hours in parenthesis.
For more information on a specific course, visit the department web site.

111. American Political Systems (3)
121. Introduction to Public Administration and Policy (3)
131. Introduction to World Politics: Understanding the Political World (3)
151. Introduction to International Relations (3)
310. U.S. National Security (3)
311. Congressional Politics (3)
312. Constitutional Law (3)
313. Judicial Politics (3)
315. The Presidency (3)
316. Urban Politics (3)
317. Constitutional Law II: Civil Rights and Liberties (3)
318. Criminal Law (3)
319. Political Parties and Elections (3)
321. Public Administration (3)
322. Public Policy (3)
323. Administrative Law (3)
325. Public Personnel Administration (3)
326. Regional Planning (3)
331. Politics of Western Europe (3)
334. Ethnic Conflict and Nationalism (3)
335. Democratization (3)
336. Post-Soviet Politics (3)
337. Comparative Politics and Literature (3)
341. Theory & Methods in Political Science (3)
342. Ethical Issues in Politics (3)
343. Social and Political Philosophy (3)
352. American Foreign Policy (3)
356. War, Peace, and Security (3)
372. Politics in Film (3)
380. Topics: Off-Campus Study (3)
381. Community Planning Workshop (3)
387. Internship in Political Science (1-3)
470. Topics in Political Science (3)
481. Student/Faculty Collaborative Research in Political Science (3)
491. Senior Seminar in Political Science (3)

Major Requirements (30 credit hours)
  • Core Requirements (15 hours)
    • POLS 111, two courses from 121, 131, or 151; 341, 491

  • Distribution (6 hours) One course from two of the following categories:
    • American Government courses 310-319
    • Public Administration/Policy courses 320-329
    • Comparative Politics/Election courses 330-339
    • International Relations courses 350-359

  • Electives (9 hours)
    • From departmental offerings, may include one additional 100-level course

Minor Requirements (15 hours)

  • 111 and 131
  • 9 hours from other department course offerings

NOTE: Major/minor requirements are in addition to the Liberal Arts Essentials (LAE), which are required of all students to graduate.

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