Political Science, B.A. (39-40 Credit Major)

The distribution of credits between 33 credits (11 courses) in Political Science and 6 or 7 credits (2 courses) in other departments is as follows:

Credits (39-40)

9 credits in three required courses for all majors:

POL 166: The American Political System.

One course in methods chosen from POL 245 or 331.
One course in political theory chosen from POL 226, 227, 228, 229, 319, 321, or 322.

Credits
POL 166The American Political System

3

And

POL 245Political Analysis and Interpretation

3

One course in political theory chosen from:

Credits
POL 226Classical and Medieval Political Philosophy

3

POL 227Modern Political Philosophy

3

POL 228Democracy and Its Critics

3

POL 229Classical Political Economy

3

POL 319Contemporary Political Thought

3

POL 321American Political Thought

3

POL 322Non-Western Political Thought

3

24 credits in eight elective POL courses at the 200, 300, or 400 level:

At least twelve credits at 300 or 400 level. Students may choose any combination of courses in the subfields of study covered in Political Science.

6-7 credits in two courses in other departments, selected from:

Two courses in other departments, selected from ANT 211, ECO 166, ECO 167, ENW 201, or either PHI 170 or PHI 230 (but not both). 

Credits
ANT 211Cultural Anthropology

3

ECO 166Introduction to Macroeconomics

3

ECO 167Introduction to Microeconomics

3

ENW 201Advanced Expository Writing

4

Or

PHI 170Introduction to Logic

3

Or

PHI 230Symbolic Logic

3

The Department waives this requirement for double majors.

Departmental Honors

Students who wish to qualify for Departmental honors are required to take:

Credits
POL 481Honors Tutorial

3