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Requirements

Political Science Major Requirements36 units
Required Core Courses12 units
POLI 150
American Government*
3
POLI 160
Introduction to Politics*
3
POLI 300
Research and Writing**
3
POLI 496
Senior Seminar: Religion and Politics*
3
Subject Courses9 units
American Institutions:
Select one of the following:
POLI 405
The American Presidency
3
POLI 410
Congress
3
POLI 415
The Federal Judiciary
3
Comparative/International:
Select one of the following:
HIST 334
History of American Foreign Affairs
3
POLI 320
Comparative Politics
3
POLI 340
International Relations
3
Political Philosophy:
Select one of the following:
POLI 360
Classical Political Thought
3
POLI 363
Modern Political Thought
3
POLI 376
The American Founding
3
Electives15 units
Students must take 15 additional units from among the electives below. A course taken to meet the above Subject Courses may not also count for elective credit.
HIST 334
History of American Foreign Affairs
3
POLI 220
State and Local Government
3
POLI 250
Introduction to Criminal Law
3
POLI 310
Political Geography
3
POLI 320
Comparative Politics
3
POLI 340
International Relations
3
POLI 350
Constitutional Law: Fundamental Freedoms
3
POLI 351
Constitutional Law: Criminal Justice
3
POLI 352
Constitutional Law: National Powers
3
POLI 353
Seminar on Legal Studies
3
POLI 360
Classical Political Thought
3
POLI 363
Modern Political Thought
3
POLI 376
The American Founding
3
POLI 380
Studies of Terrorism
3
POLI 385
Politics of Developing Countries
3
POLI 390
History and Politics of the Non-Western World
3
POLI 399
Political Science Practicum
1–8
POLI 400
Seminar on American Politics
3
POLI 405
The American Presidency
3
POLI 410
Congress
3
POLI 415
The Federal Judiciary
3
POLI 420
Women in Politics
3
POLI 450
Principles and Practice of Research Design
3
POLI 471
Political Topics
1–8
POLI 497
Readings
1–4
POLI 498
Directed Research
1–4
POLI 499
Thesis/Project
1–4

*Meets a General Education core requirement.
**Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.