Requirements (Prior to May 1, 2011)

  • Major and Minor in Politics - Prior to May 1, 2011

    Requirements for the Major:

    At least 8 credits

    • Politics 110: Introduction to Politics
    • Politics 120: Introduction to American Politics
    • 6 additional courses – at least 3 at the 300-level or higher and at least 1 course from each of the 5 subfields in the following list:
      • American politics:
        • Politics 220: Political Parties
        • Politics 221: The Presidency
        • Politics 222: Congress
        • Politics 223: Urban and Suburban Politics
        • Politics 224: Mass Media and American Politics
        • Politics 226: 
        • Politics 262: Race and Politics in the Age of Obama
      • Comparative politics:
        • Politics 210: Politics of Western Europe and the European Union
        • Politics 212: Politics of the Third World
        • Politics 216: The Politics of the Middle East
        • Politics 217: African Politics
        • Politics 219: The Politics of Latin America
      • International relations:
        • Politics 240: American Foreign Policy
        • Politics 245: The Essentials of World Politics
        • Politics 340: World Politics
      • Political theory:
        • Politics 353: Topics in Political Theory
        • Politics 354: Critics of Democracy
        • Politics 355: Family Structure and Political Theory
        • Politics 356: Educating Kings and Citizens
        • Politics 357: Justice and the Law
      • Public law:
        • Politics 360: American Constitutional Law
        • Politics 365: Civil Liberties
    • the Senior Studies Requirement can be met in 1 of the following ways:
      • Politics 480: Senior Seminar: Environmental Activism: Politics, Participation, and the Conflict between Business and Law
      • senior research project
      • senior thesis

    In order to graduate with a degree in Politics, a student must attain a minimum 2.0 GPA in the major. 

    Requirements for the Minor:

    At least 6 credits

    • Politics 110: Introduction to Politics
    • Politics 120: Introduction to American Politics
    • 4 additional courses – at least 1 at the 300-level or higher

    Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA in the minor.