Course Inventory

Course Inventory by Subfield

General Courses 
American Politics  
Comparative Politics  
International Relations 
Political Theory 
Political Economy Concentration 
Standard Major-Related Courses 

** This is NOT an exhaustive list; new or "special topics" courses are offered each semester

** Note that some courses (e.g. PSCI 131, 271) may be listed under more than one subfield

General Courses

(At the discretion of the Undergraduate Chair or Undergraduate Coordinator, some of these courses may be used to fulfill a subfield distribution or a concentration requirement)

009      Writing Seminars

010      Freshman Seminars (may fulfill subfield distribution requirement)

105      The Study of Politics (occasional; satisfies core & society sector requirement)

298      Selected Topics/Study Abroad 

398      Seminar - Selected Topics

399      Independent Study

497      Political Science Honors Seminar

498      Senior Seminars -- Selected Topics in Political Science

499      Senior Honors Independent Study

598      Selected Topics (graduate level, but open to undergraduates by permission of instructor)


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American Politics

130      Introduction to American Politics (satisfies core & society sector requirements)

131      American Foreign Policy

134      U.S. Political Parties

135      The Politics of Food (ABCS course: academically-based community service)

136      Urban Politics in the United States (satisfies society sector requirement)

137      Policymaking in American Politics

138      The Public Policy Process

139      Politics of Poverty & Development (satisfies humanities & social science requirement)

183      American Political Thought   (satisfies humanities & social science requirement)

204      Political Participation

230      Public Opinion and American Democracy

231      Race & Ethnic Politics

232      Introduction to Political Communication (always cross-listed with COMM 226)

233      Introduction to African American Politics

235      America and the World

236      The Public  Policy Process

237      The American Presidency

238      Congress

239      Elections in the United States

240      Religion and U.S. Public Policy

241      Polarization

242      Business, Government & Public Policy

271      Classic American Constitutional Law

272      Modern American Constitutional Law

320      Who Gets Elected and Why

330      The Politics of Governance in Washington (taught in Washington DC)

331      Latino Politics

335      Healthy Schools (ABCS course: academically-based community service)

338      Statistical Methods for Political Science (satisfies College QDA requirement)

380      Race, Ethnicity and American Constitutional Law

398      Washington Semester Program Seminars (taught in Washington DC)

404      Media & Politics

433      Social Movements

437      Race & Criminal Justice

500-level courses may also count toward subfield requirements, but students must have permission of instructor to enroll.

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Comparative Politics

110      Introduction to Comparative Politics (satisfies core & society sector requirements)

116      Political Change in the "Third World" (satisfies society sector requirement)

210      African Politics (satisfies cross-cultural analysis requirement)

211      Politics in the Contemporary Middle East

213      Latin American Politics  (satisfies cross-cultural analysis requirement)

214      Political Economy of East Asia

215      European Union

217      Russian Politics  (satisfies cross-cultural analysis requirement)

218      Post-War Western Europe (satisfies cross-cultural analysis requirement)

219      Chinese Politics  (satisfies cross-cultural analysis requirement)

220      Contemporary South Asian Politics (satisfies cross-cultural analysis requirement)

221      Health Politics and Policy in Comparative Perspective

224      Political Economy of Development

226      Political Economy of Modern India

229      China's Domestic Politics

317      Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict (satisfies society sector requirement)

395      Power Sharing in Deeply Divided Societies (BFS)

410      Comparative Political Communication

411      Comparative Politics of Federalism & Decentralization

414      Comparative Politics of the Welfare State

418      Evolution, Politics and Computer Simulation

419      Democracy & Decentralization

500-level courses may also count toward subfield requirements, but students must have permission of instructor to enroll.

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International Relations
 
131      American Foreign Policy         

150      Introduction to International Relations (satisfies core & society sector requirements)

151      International Security

152      International Political Economy

153      International Law and Institutions

215      European Union

235      America and the World

252      War, Strategy and Politics

253      International Politics of the Middle East

255      Causes of War & Peace

256      International Relations of U.S. and Asia

257      International Relations of South Asia

258      Human Rights

355      Topics in Race and International Relations

358      International Law

418      Evolution, Politics and Computer Simulation

452      Civil Wars

552      Game Theory and Political Science (need permission of instructor) 

Other 500-level courses may also count toward subfield requirements, but students must have permission of instructor to enroll.

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Political Theory

180      Ancient Political Thought (satisfies core and history & tradition requirements)

181      Modern Political Thought (satisfies core and history & tradition requirements)

182      Contemporary Political Thought

183      American Political Thought (satisfies humanities & social science requirement)

186      Money & Markets (satisfies society sector requirement)

271      Classic American Constitutional Law

272      Modern American Constitutional Law

275      Muslim Political Thought

280      Feminist Political Thought  (satisfies society sector requirement)

281      The Meaning of Democracy

500-level courses may also count toward subfield requirements, but students must have permission of instructor to enroll.

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"Political Economy" Concentration

116      Political Change in the "Third World"

135      The Politics of Food

136      Urban Politics

139      Politics of Poverty and Development

152      International Political Economy

186      Money and Markets

210      Contemporary African Politics

211      Politics in the Contemporary Middle East

213      Latin American Politics

214      Political Economy of East Asia

215      European Union

217     Russian Politics

218      The Domestic Politics of Post-War Western Europe

219     Chinese Politics

224      Political Economy of Development

226      Political Economy of Modern India

229     China’s Domestic Politics

242      Business, Government & Public Policy

411      Comparative Politics of Federalism & Decentralization

414      Comparative Politics of the Welfare State

552      Game Theory and Political Science

Other 500-level courses may also count toward subfield requirements, but students must have permission of instructor to enroll.

Standard Major-Related Courses

(One of the following courses offered by other departments may be used as major related courses. Other major related courses are identified on a case by case basis, depending on the extent of complementarity with substantive topics covered in a PSCI course taken by a student)

ANTH 002:           Intro to Cultural Anthropology

ECON 001:           Intro to Economics - Micro

ECON 002:           Intro to Economics - Macro

SOCI 001:             Intro to Sociology

SOCI 008:             Intro to Political Sociology

SOCI 135:             Law and Society

PSYC 001:            Intro to Psychology

PSYC 170:            Social Psychology

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