political Science

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DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

Political Science is traditionally divided into four subfields: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Theory. Our major consists of ten courses, at least one of which be in each of these subfields. Political Science 11 is a prerequisite for all department courses. We also require students to take Political Science 150- World Politics- and Political Science 185, a senior research seminar. The three additional required courses allow students to specialize in a particular area of simply to take courses that interest them. The major is structured to provide students with a wide range of choices, while also providing a broad introduction to the study of politics.