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Political Science

2013-14  FINALIZED 2-3-14 

DAVID M. DEHNEL, Professor
B.A., Wisconsin; M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

MARGARET FARRAR, Associate Dean of the College, Associate Professor
B.A., Wooster; M.A., Virginia Polytechnic; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State

MARIANO MAGALHÃES, Professor, Chair
B.A., Iowa; Ph.D., Iowa

PAUL WEISSBURG, Assistant Professor
B.A., Warren Wilson; M.A., American University; Ph.D., George Mason

CHRISOPHER WHITT, Assistant Professor
B.A., Salisbury State; M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland

XIAOWEN ZHANG, Assistant Professor
B.A., Peking University; Ph.D., 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-346

International Relations: POLS-170, POLS-315, POLS-316, 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.

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-346

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

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

Public 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)