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Political science course catalog

2017-18

DAVID M. DEHNEL, Professor
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota

BRIAN LOVATO, Visiting Assistant Professor
B.A., California Baptist; M.A. New School for Social Research; Ph.D., The University of California, Santa Barbara

MARIANO MAGALHÃES, Professor
B.A., The University of Iowa; Ph.D., The University of Iowa

CHRISTOPHER WHITT, Associate Professor, Chair
B.A., Salisbury University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland

XIAOWEN ZHANG, Associate Professor
B.A., Peking University; Ph.D., University of Southern California

Major in Political Science

28 credits in Political Science, including POLS-390 and POLS-490; at least two of the following: POLS-101, POLS-102, POLS-105, POLS-107 and POLS-170; and at least one course from four of the following five categories, with at least three courses in one category:

American Politics: POLS-101, POLS-250, POLS-260, POLS-301, POLS-331, POLS-338, POLS-355, POLS-361, POLS-362, POLS-385

Comparative Politics: POLS-105, POLS-340, POLS-344, POLS-346, POLS-348

International Relations: POLS-170, POLS-315, POLS-316, POLS-318, POLS-320, POLS-370, POLS-373

Political Theory: POLS-107, POLS-351, POLS-352, POLS-353

Public Policy and Administration: POLS-102, POLS-331, POLS-336, POLS-337, POLS-386

Required supporting courses (6 credits): One of ECON-201, ECON-202; and either one course in statistics or one course in history chosen in consultation with the student's advisor.

Research Practicum: All students are required to take POLS-390 (1 credit).

Senior Inquiry: All students must take POLS-490 in their senior year. Pre-requisite: POLS-390.

Minor in Political Science

18 credits, including at least 9 credits at the 300-level or above. At least 9 credits must be from one of the following categories:

American Politics: POLS-101, POLS-250, POLS-260, POLS-301, POLS-338, POLS-355, POLS-361, POLS-362, POLS-385

Comparative Politics: POLS-105, POLS-340, POLS-344, POLS-346, POLS-348

International Politics: POLS-170, POLS-315, POLS-316, POLS-318, POLS-320, POLS-370, POLS-373

Political Thought: POLS-107, POLS-351, POL-352, POLS-353

Public Policy and Administration: POLS-102, POLS-331, POLS-336, POLS-337, POLS-386.

Students may, with the approval of their political science advisor, substitute up to 3 credits of appropriate work from outside the department.


Courses (POLS)

Avery Pearl certificate

Prepared to do good, and do it well

For Avery Pearl ’18, the study of political science means learning how to represent the underrepresented. 

Rebecca Kelly

Summer in the Cities: Interns on the job

From accountants to artists, Augustana students found professional internships in the Quad Cities this summer.

Lydia Lara

Gilman Scholarship winner reaches new heights in the Andes

Summer in Ecuador has given Lydia Lara ’19 her life’s direction, and the Gilman Scholarship got her there. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day address

Dr. David Stovall, professor of African American Studies and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will give a Martin Luther King Jr. Day address.