Political Science Concentration

POLITICAL SCIENCE 30 s.h.  
Universal Requirement: 6 s.h.  
POLS 121 U.S. Government 3 s.h.
POLS 171 Comparative & International Politics 3 s.h.
POLS 200 Approaches to Political Science 3 s.h.
   
Political Theory: (choose one) 3s.h.  
POLS 201 Classical & Medieval Political Thought 3 s.h.
POLS 202 Modern Political Thought 3 s.h.
POLS 203 American Political Thought 3 s.h.
POLS 206 Contemporary Political Thought 3 s.h.
POLS 294 T Special Topics in Political Theory 3 s.h.
   
American Politics: (choose one) 3 s.h.  
POLS 222 Governing New York 3 s.h.
POLS 223 U.S. Congress 3 s.h.
POLS 224 U.S. Presidencey 3 s.h.
POLS 225 Political Parties & Elections 3 s.h.
POLS 226 Political Participation 3 s.h.
POLS 230 Intro to American Public Administration 3 s.h.
POLS 235 The Media in American Politics 3 s.h.
POLS 241 American Constitutional Development 3 s.h.
POLS 243 Civil Rights and Liberties 3 s.h.
POLS 245 Laws, Courts and Politics 3 s.h.
POLS 294A Special Topics in American Gov. & Politics 3 s.h.
 
Comparative Politics: (choose one) 3 s.h.  
POLS 250 Southeast Asian Politics 3 s.h.
POLS 251 China, Japan and Korean Politics 3 s.h.
POLS 252 European Politics 3 s.h.
POLS 260 Comp. Public Admin and Policy 3 s.h.
POLS 262 European Politics 3 s.h.
POLS 265 African Politics 3 s.h.
POLS 267 Latin American Politics 3 s.h.
POLS 294C Special Topics in Comparative Government 3 s.h.
   
International Relations: 3 s.h. 3 s.h.
Choose 1 (3 s.h.) course OR 3 (1 s.h.) courses  
3 s.h. courses:  
POLS 283 Multinational Corp. in World Policies  
POLS 284 Form and Execution of U.S. Foreign Policy  
POLS 292 American Military in Peace and War  
1 s.h. courses:  
POLS 288 Human Rights and International Law  
POLS 290 Genocide: International Law and Diplomacy  
POLS 291 Israel and the Politics of the Mid-East Region  
   
POLS 294 Special Topics in International Relations (1-12 s.h.)  
   
Political Science Electives: 12 s.h. 12 s.h.
Choose any 200 or 300 level Political Science including:  
POLS 215 Gender Politics  
POLS 294 Special Topics in Political Science  
POLS 394 Special Topics in Political Science  
POLS 397 Internship in Public Affairs  
POLS 398 Seminar in Political Science  
POLS 399 Independent Study in Political Science  
   
Note: Courses, Seminars, Internships, and Special Topics numbers 270, 371, 294, 394, 397, and 398 may not be used to fulfill the Concentration's Distributed Selection requirement of 3 s.h. in each of the four subfields of the discipline. They may be credited toward the required 12 s.h. of Electives in Political Science. A limit of three 1 s.h. courses and a limit of 6 s.h. of Independent Study may be credited toward the 30 s.h. requirement.
The Political Science Concentration can become a Political Science major with an additional 3 s.h. Capstone Experience.
   
Choose one:  
POLS 331 American Political Mangagement 3 s.h.
POLS 368 Political Development: The Problems of Nation Building 3 s.h.
POLS 371 Political Ideas and Behavior in Literature 3 s.h.
POLS 382 International Organizations and Law 3 s.h.
POLS 392 Internship in Public Affairs 3 s.h.
POLS 398 Seminar in Political Science: study abroad w/pre-
approval from Chair of Political Science Department
3 s.h.
 
Note: Students opting for the dual major must declare it formally through the Political Science Department and Academic Advisement