The Political Science Program consists of 30 semester hours which must include American National Government (POL 112), Statistics (SSD 215), International Relations (POL 213), Research Methods (POL 217), Political Theory (POL 316), and Comparative Politics (POL 442). Introduction to Political Science (POL 111) is suggested, though not required.
All courses except POL 111, 112, 211, SSD 215, and POL 217 will normally be offered on an alternate year basis unless demand justifies shorter intervals. Freshmen may take POL 111 and 112.
Suggested Course Sequence for Political Science Program
Introduction to Political Science
American National Government
Foundations in Statistical Thinking
Junior and Senior
Electives for Juniors and Seniors
American Foreign Policy
Conflict and Change: Global Issues
Political Parties and Pressure Groups
Introduction to Law and Jurisprudence
Latin American Government
Contemporary Political Ideology
Applied Statistics in Social Science Research
Constitutional Law II
International Studies Emphasis
The International Studies emphasis is designed to promote global awareness, acquaint students with major international issues and the international organizations designed to address these issues, strengthen foreign languages skills, facilitate study abroad experiences, and encourage students to pursue advanced study leading to internationally oriented careers.