IONA

BA in Political Science

Applies to students declaring their major Fall 2009 forward - (30 Credits)

Co-requisites - 6 credits
These courses may be taken as part of the core Social Science requirement or concurrently with major courses
Course Number
Course Name
POL 201 Introduction to American Government
POL 203 Introduction to Global Politics

Major Core - 6 credits
Course Number
Course Name
POL 302 Political Science Research Methods
POL 497 Capstone in Political Science

Major Requirements - 18 credits
Students Must take 1 course from each of areas I - V and 1 additional course from any area
Course Number
Course Name
Area I: Political Theory
POL 313 Revolution in Theory & Practice
POL 314 American Political Thought
POL 315 Great Political Thinkers
POL 316 Inequality & American Democracy
POL 317 Politics of Evil
   

AREA II - American Government & Public Policy

POL 320 Congress
POL 323 Civil Liberties & the Bill of Rights
POL 324 Presidency
POL 327 Politics & Media
POL 328 Supreme Court & Federal Judiciary
POL 329 Political Parties, Campaigns & Elections
POL 332 Public Opinion & American Democracy
POL 333 The Politics of Non-Violence
POL 334 American Politics & Film
POL 335 Famous Political Trials
POL 336 Contemporary American Politics
POL 337 Gender and Politics
   
AREA III - Public Policy & Public Administration
POL 325 State & Local Government
POL 326 Politics & Criminal Justice
POL 380 American Bureaucracy
POL 381 Administrative Law
POL 382 Public Personnel Administration
POL 383 The Public Policy Process
POL 372 Environmental Law
   
AREA IV - International Relations
POL 331 American Foreign Policy
POL 362 International Relations
POL 364 International Law
POL 366 International Politics & Film
POL 370 Human Rights
POL 371 Politics of Global Health
POL 373 Global Cities and the Environment
   
AREA V - Comparative Government
POL 341 Comparative Politics: The Western World
POL 346 Politics of Development
POL 347 Comparative Politics: The Developing World
POL 368 Environmental Politics
   
AREA VI - Special Topics, Seminars, & Internships

POL 301

Scope & Approaches to Political Science
POL 305 Social Statistics
POL 365 Contemporary Issues in Global Politics
POL 385 Pre-Law Internship
POL 400 Seminar in Political Science
POL 483 Internship in Political Science I
POL 484 Internship in Political Science II
POL 491 Special Topics in Political Science
POL 499 Independent Reading / Research