Major and Track Requirements The political science major can be completed in one of two ways: traditional major or an applied politics track. An official checklist that includes General Education Requirements, major requirements, and other university requirements is available at the department office, Fulton Hall 266. POSC requirements are summarized below. All political science majors must meet the following requirements:
*A complete list course offerings follow the description of the tracks.
Traditional Major Students must complete an additional 3 courses in political science.
*One of these courses can also be used to fulfill the distribution requirement of one course from the American Politics/Public Policy field.
Political Science Courses
POSC 200 Political Ideologies POSC 370 Democracy POSC 401 Political Theory
American Politics/Public Policy
POSC 103 Into to American Public Policy POSC 110 American National Government POSC 112 Contemporary Issues POSC 202 State and Local Government in the US POSC 230 Judicial Process and Politics POSC 300 Methods of Empirical Political Analysis POSC 301 Political Parties and Peer Groups POSC 315 The Presidency in American Politics POSC 320 Public Policy Analysis POSC 330 American Constitutional Development POSC 340 Political Science Internship POSC 341 Political Science Internship Seminar POSC 360 Environmental Policy POSC 430 The Congress in American Politics POSC 440 Public Administration POSC 450 Civil Rights and Liberties POSC 460 Environmental Law
POSC 310 Comparative European Government POSC 311 Comparative Government of Developing Nations POSC 313 Comparative Politics of the Middle East POSC 390 International Field Study POSC 417 Russia and the Soviet Union
International Politics/Foreign Policy
POSC 210 Introduction to International Relations POSC 213 War and Peace in the Middle East POSC 215 American Foreign Policy POSC 409 Causes of War POSC 411 International Law POSC 413 International Political Economy POSC 415 The United Nations System
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