Political Science: Political Science Track

Specific Requirements for Admission to the Political Science Major

  • PLS 121 American Government And Politics or PLS 215 Political Science Research Methods 1 are normally prerequisites for other political science courses for a department major.

B.A., Political Science: Political Science track requirements: 34 Credits

Required PLS Major Courses
PLS 121American Government And Politics3
PLS 215Political Science Research Methods 13
PLS 310Political Science Research Methods 24
PLS 591Senior Research Seminar In Political Science 13
Political Science Subfield Courses
Select 1 course from each of the following Political Science subfields:
(Note: PLS 483 is strongly urged for all students pursuing the PLS General track major.)
American Government and Politics3
Judicial Process
American Tribal Indian Government and Politics
American Presidency
Campaigns and Elections
Congress And The Legislative Process
State and Local Government
Urban Politics
Minority Politics in America
Mass Media In American Politics
Gender and Politics
Public and Non-Profit Administration
Seminar On American Government And Politics
Public Opinion, Political Behavior And Survey Research
Religion And Public Life In The United States
Faith and Political Action
Comparative Politics3
European Political Systems
Politics of Russia
Canadian Government and Politics
Politics of the Middle East
The Politics of Japan
Politics of Asia
Government and Politics of People's Republic of China
Latin American Government And Politics
Politics Of The Developing Areas
The European Union
Ethnicity, Nationalism and Democracy
Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements
Seminar On Comparative Politics
Global Poverty and Development
The New Institutionalism
International Relations3
International Politics
Issues And Challenges In American Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy And Diplomacy Of Major Powers
Bombs and Rockets: National Security Policy
International Political Economy
International Regimes
Global Poverty and Development
Seminar on International Relations
International Conflict
International Law
Public Policy, Theory, and Law3
Environmental Politics And Policy
Public Policy and Healthcare
Federal Indian Policy and Law
Constitutional Law
Public Policy And Poverty In The United States
Constitutional Issues
Alternative Political Futures
Classics of Political Thought
Philosophy of Law
Democratic Theory
Public Policy Analysis
Global Poverty and Development
Politics And Ethics Of Science And Technology
Contemporary Political Theory
Game Theory And Social Choice
Poverty, Development and Public Policy
The New Institutionalism
Upper-level Electives
Select 9 additional credits in Political Science at or above the 200 level.9
Total Credits34