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BA in Political Science

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

These courses may be taken as part of the core Social Science requirement or concurrently with major courses

Co-requisites - 6 credits
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


Students Must take 1 course from each of areas I - V and 1 additional course from any area

Major Requirements - 18 credits
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

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