Political Science Major

The political science department equips students to understand political life, to be effective citizens, and to achieve positions of political leadership.

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Course Number Course Title Credits
POLS 111 Introduction to U.S. Politics 4 Credits
POLS 112 Election Prediction 1 Credit
POLS 113 Election Consequences 1 Credit
POLS 114 Public Policy Analysis and Recommendation 2 Credits
POLS 115 Lawyers in American Cinema and Culture 1 Credit
POLS 121 Introduction to International Relations 4 Credits
POLS 180 Politics and Political Life 4 Credits
POLS 201 Book Club 1 Credit
POLS 220 Data Analysis I 1 Credit
POLS 221 Political Theory: An Introduction 4 Credits
POLS 222 Research Methods in Political Science 4 Credits
POLS 223 Comparative Politics 4 Credits
POLS 224 Courts, Law and Policy 4 Credits
POLS 270OA Introduction to Political Science and South African Politics 3 Credits
POLS 271 Individual Learning Project 1-4 Credits
POLS 280A Bosnia Post-Conflict Societies 2 Credits
POLS 295 Public Policy Debate 2 Credits
POLS 311 Classics/Political Theory 4 Credits
POLS 312 American Political Thought 4 Credits
POLS 313 20th Century Contemporary Political Thought 4 Credits
POLS 314 Sex, Gender, and Political Theory 4 Credits
POLS 320B Supreme Court 4 Credits
POLS 320C Law & Literature 4 Credits
POLS 321 Law and Literature 4 Credits
POLS 323 Constitutional Law: Structure and Power 4 Credits
POLS 324 Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties 4 Credits
POLS 326A Sex, Death, Religion, and Politics 4 Credits
POLS 330 Environmental Politics and Policy 4 Credits
POLS 331 U.S. Political Parties and Elections 4 Credits
POLS 332 U.S. Congress 4 Credits
POLS 333 U.S. Presidency and Executive Leadership 4 Credits
POLS 334 U.S. Bureaucracy and Regulatory Law 4 Credits
POLS 336 State and Local Government 4 Credits
POLS 337 Theory of Public Policy 4 Credits
POLS 338 Public Sector 4 Credits
POLS 339 Gender and Politics 4 Credits
POLS 342 Democratization 4 Credits
POLS 343 Revolutions and Social Movements 4 Credits
POLS 344 Middle East Politics 4 Credits
POLS 345 The Global South 4 Credits
POLS 346 Asian Politics 4 Credits
POLS 347 Latin American Politics 4 Credits
POLS 348 African Politics 4 Credits
POLS 350A Sustainable Urban Planning 4 Credits
POLS 350B American Political Thought and Contemporary Political Applications 4 Credits
POLS 350C Community Organizing 4 Credits
POLS 350D Political Psychology & Behavior 4 Credits
POLS 351 U.S. Foreign Policy 4 Credits
POLS 352 Global Gender Issues 4 Credits
POLS 353 International Law and Organization 4 Credits
POLS 355 Globalization 4 Credits
POLS 356 Security: Defense, Diplomacy and Development 4 Credits
POLS 357 War Games 4 Credits
POLS 358A Global Public Health 4 Credits
POLS 361 Research Seminar in Public Affairs 4 Credits
POLS 362 Research Seminar in Law 4 Credits
POLS 363 Research Seminar in Political Institutions 4 Credits
POLS 364 Research Seminar in International Relations and Comparative Politics 4 Credits
POLS 365 Research Seminar in Political Theory 4 Credits
POLS 370GA Borders, Boundaries and Human Mobility 3 Credits
POLS 370LA British Politics 4 Credits
POLS 370OB Political Behaviour 2 Credits
POLS 370OC The Global Political Economy 2 Credits
POLS 370OD Political Theory 3 Credits
POLS 370OE Comparative Politics 3 Credits
POLS 370OF Politics and Cultural Change in Contemporary South Africa – South Africa (SW) 3 Credits
POLS 370PA The European Union 3 Credits
POLS 370R POLITICAL SCIENCE IN CORK 3-6 Credits
POLS 370SA European Socialist Thinking – Abroad 3 Credits
POLS 370SB PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS(SW) 3 Credits
POLS 370SC INTERN’L POLITICS ECONOMY (SW) 3 Credits
POLS 371 Individual Learning Project 1-4 Credits
POLS 377A Justice 4 Credits
POLS 380A Ethics in War 4 Credits
POLS 380B Inequality, Race, and Gender in Brazil 4 Credits
POLS 380C Comparative Health Care Policy 4 Credits
POLS 391 Washington DC Summer Study Program Preparation 1 Credit
POLS 395A Model United Nations Seminar 1 Credit
POLS 395B Model United Nations Seminar 1 Credit
POLS 396A Washington, D.C., Summer Study 4 Credits
POLS 397 Internship 1-8 Credits