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Political science course catalog

2020-21

DAVID M. DEHNEL, Professor
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota

MARIANO MAGALHÃES, Professor
B.A., The University of Iowa; Ph.D., The University of Iowa

XIAOWEN ZHANG, Associate Professor, Chair
B.A., Peking University; Ph.D., University of Southern California

Major in Political Science

32 credits in Political Science, including 2 of POLS 101, 103, 105, and 107. POLS 301; POLS 302; and POLS 490. At least 4 credits from three of the following four areas, with at least 12 credits in one area:
American Politics: POLS 101, POLS 203, POLS 260, POLS 326, POLS 330, POLS 334, POLS 335, POLS 338, POLS 361, POLS362, and POLS 364
Comparative Politics: POLS 105, POLS 344, POLS 346, POLS 348
International Relations: POLS 103, POLS 316, POLS 317, POLS 318, POLS 319, POLS 320
Political Theory: POLS 107, POLS 351, POLS 352, POLS 353

Students who complete a substantial senior inquiry project in another major may substitute an additional Political Science course for 490, in consultation with their adviser.

Minor in Political Science

20 credits in Political Science, including one of POLS 101, 103, 105, and 107. 8 credits at the 300-level or above. 12 credits must be from one of the following categories:

American Politics: POLS 101, POLS 203, POLS 260, POLS 326, POLS 330, POLS 334, POLS 335, POLS 338, POLS 361, POLS362, and POLS 364

Comparative Politics: POLS 105, POLS 344, POLS 346, POLS 348

International Relations: POLS 103, POLS316, POLS 317, POLS 318, POLS 319, POLS 320

Political Theory: POLS 107, POLS 351, POLS 352, POLS 353

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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