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 105Introduction to World Politics3
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
American Government and Politics6
Select one course on American Institutions:
American Presidency
Congress And The Legislative Process
State and Local Government
Urban Politics
Select one course from the following:
Law, Courts, and Politics
Campaigns and Elections
Mass Media In American Politics
Gender and Politics
Seminar On American Government And Politics
Public Opinion, Political Behavior And Survey Research
Advanced Research Practicum
Comparative Politics3
Select one course from the following:
European Political Systems
British Government and Politics
Politics of Russia
Politics of Africa
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
InterAmerican Politics
Politics Of The Developing Areas
The European Union
Ethnicity, Nationalism and Democracy
Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements
The New Institutionalism
Seminar On Comparative Politics
Global Poverty and Development
Advanced Research Practicum
International Relations3
Select one course from the following:
Gender and Politics
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
International Law
Global Poverty and Development
Seminar on International Relations
International Conflict
Advanced Research Practicum
Public Policy, Theory, and Law3
Select one course from the following:
Introduction to Public Policy
Public and Non-Profit Administration
Environmental Politics And Policy
Public Policy and Healthcare
Federal Indian Policy and Law
Constitutional Law
Rights, Liberties, and Justice
Public Policy And Poverty In The United States
Constitutional Issues
Alternative Political Futures
Classics of Political Thought
Philosophy of Law
The New Institutionalism
Democratic Theory
Public Policy Analysis
Global Poverty and Development
Politics And Ethics Of Science And Technology
Contemporary Political Theory
Game Theory And Social Choice
Advanced Research Practicum
Select 6 additional credits in Political Science at or above the 200 level.
Total Credits37

This course is offered only in the fall semester, and may not be taken on an independent study or transfer basis.