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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.

Grade Point Average Notation: All courses listed in the catalog as required courses for any major and/or minor, including those courses outside of the department or with a different subject coding, are considered part of the major and will count in the grade point average. Some departments may have additional grade requirements for the courses offered within their department. Recommended supporting courses that are optional and not required may also count in the major depending on the program. For more information see your department chair or the degree requirements for Bachelor of Arts and information on Majors/Minors.


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